24 Sep ‘Nothing Any Good Isn’t Hard’: F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Secret to Great Writing
by Maria Popova – Atlantic Article
The Great Gatsby author’s surprisingly blunt advice to would-be writers:
I found this in the Atlantic but please check out her website with a lot of great stuff for those who like this kind of stuff: http://www.brainpickings.org/
Also / Notes: For more wisdom on the writing life, see Zadie Smith’s 10 rules of writing, Kurt Vonnegut’s 8 guidelines for a great story, David Ogilvy’s 10 no-bullshit tips, Henry Miller’s 11 commandments, Jack Kerouac’s 30 beliefs and techniques, John Steinbeck’s 6 pointers, Neil Gaiman’s 8 rules, Margaret Atwood’s 10 practical tips, and Susan Sontag’s synthesized learnings.