Five Great Pieces of Advice to Aspiring Writers

“The only way to learn to write is to write.” – Peggy Teeters

“A young musician plays scales in his room and only bores his family. A beginning writer, on the other hand, sometimes has the misfortune of getting into print.” – Marguerite Yourcenar

“The road to hell is paved with works-in-progress.” – Philip Roth

“Don’t romanticise your ‘vocation.’ You can either write good sentences or you can’t. There is no ‘writer’s lifestyle.’ All that matters is what you leave on the page.” – Zadie Smith

“A writer, like an athlete, must ‘train’ every day. What did I do today to keep in ‘form’?” – Susan Sontag