I love writing tips, but I pay attention when they come from a master of the craft. So for today we have a selection of links to writing tips from 3 masters of the craft - Stephen King, Ernest Hemingway and George Orwell.
First, paraphrased from his book On Writing, 7 Tips Tips for Becoming a Better Writer from Stephen King. King is of course one of the most disciplined and well-respected writers in American letters. Whether or not you like his work, his attention to the craft of writing is unparalleled today.
Next, a selection of Ernest Hemingway's Top Five Tips for Writing Well. Debate Hemingway's lifestyle and his respect for women, but do not debate his powerful contributions to literature. Ever since reading and rereading The Sun Also Rises in college, I have been a fan of his writing.
Finally, from George Orwell, author of some of the finest novels in American literature (Animal Farm, 1984 etc.) we have 6 Questions and 6 Rules for Writers.