May 16, 2014

Tips on writing

Writing advices from Landour days, a journal entry of Ruskin bond:

·       Make sure you can spell. If you can put a sentence together, that’s even better.
·       Writing is not simply about words. Are you observant? Can you tell the difference   between a sparrow and a sparrow hawk?
·        Writing about oneself has its limitation. Are you interested in anyone other than    yourself?
·        Are you prepared to wait years, maybe a lifetime, for recognition? If you want instant   recognition, become a model.
·         If you are convinced that you are an unrecognized genius, remember this: everyone    feels the same way.
·         Writers block: just make sure the waste paper basket is within throwing distance.
     Most essentially, read, read, and read.