This one’s for all the aspiring writers out there.

Pick the Brain has put together a list of 10 writing tips from some of the literary world’s biggest names. A lot of it is common sense, but it also pays to refresh yourself on what some of the best writers of all time think is worthy enough to leave behind for future writers.

“Learn as much by writing as by reading.”
     -Lord Acton

“Write without pay until somebody offers to pay.”
     -Mark Twain

“Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.”
     -Anton Chekhov

“I try to leave out the parts that people skip.”
     -Elmore Leonard

You can find the whole list HERE.

  • Robert September 21, 2007 at 5:45 am

    Nice :D Great list!!!

  • The Book Swede September 24, 2007 at 11:10 am

    This is a really fun list :) Cheers for this one, Aidan. Although I love your reviews and interviews, your Asides are always fun, too.

    The Book Swede

  • aidan September 24, 2007 at 1:04 pm

    Robert and Chris,

    I’m glad I’m not the only one amused by my asides! I run across a lot of erm… interesting stuff on the Internet, but I only save the best for you guys!