Want to Get Better at Writing? Try These Techniques Used by Famous Writers

ROFL 12-03-2015

Do you enjoy writing? How would you like to learn some new tips to help make your writing skills better? Perhaps you’d enjoy learning some new tips and tricks from some of the best writers in history. Sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it?

The infographic below shows some interesting techniques used by writers like Stephen King, Phillip Roth, Joyce Carol Oates, and others. Next time you feel like your writing needs a little kick in the butt, try one of these techniques and see if it helps you out!

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  1. Ed
    March 13, 2015 at 1:03 pm

    ... or if you wanted to use proper English, you could say "lying down." Yeah, and the "phisicallity" thing. If you're going to write an article about writing (and I'm trying to be constructive here), shouldn't you use proper spelling and grammar?

  2. keithvb
    March 13, 2015 at 2:33 am

    Did Hemmigway also invent new spelling?

  3. Brad Merrill
    March 12, 2015 at 7:35 pm

    Stephen King once wrote, "Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work."

    I think that quote is important, and it can be applied to so much more than just writing.

  4. Guy
    March 12, 2015 at 2:09 pm

    "Keep a diary, and someday it'll keep you." - Mae West :D

    I suppose it'd be easier to write laying down with something like Dragon NaturallySpeaking.

    One of the things that gets the best writing I have out of me, is that I've learned to type with my eyes closed. I just somehow hook up my internal dialogue to my fingers and go. No distractions.

  5. anon
    March 12, 2015 at 8:31 am

    And is spelled 'Philip Roth'.

    Other than that...

  6. anon
    March 12, 2015 at 8:30 am

    And Philip Roth is still alive.

    • palafox
      March 12, 2015 at 7:41 pm

      He is, but he's retired from writing now (or at least so he says), so "had" is quite correct.

  7. Jessica C
    March 12, 2015 at 4:11 am

    These are interesting tips. I like the one about lying down, but honestly I would probably just fall asleep!

    It's just a bit too bad the creator misspelled 'physicality'.