How to Write Like Haruki Murakami - GalleyCat →
How to Write Like Haruki Murakami 1. Write simply and carefully: “While the writing was deceptively simple, a closer read revealed that it was in fact calculated and arranged with great care.” 2. Edit out all unnecessary words: “No part of it was overwritten, but at the same time it had everything it needed.” 3. Focus on literal descriptions: “Figurative expressions were kept at a minimum, but...
12 Inspiring Quotes About Writing →
via amandaonwriting: 1. “Substitute ‘damn’ every time you’re inclined to write ‘very’; your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.” ~ Mark Twain 2. “If writing seems hard, it’s because it is hard. It’s one of the hardest things people do.” ~ William Zinsser 3. “Writing well means never having to say, ‘I guess you had to be there.’ ” ~ Jef Mallett 4. “Writing gives...
Isn’t it odd how much fatter a book gets when you’ve read it several times?” Mo...– Cornelia Funke (via amandaonwriting)
The Second Shelf: On the Rules of Literary Fiction... →