1. Kurt Vonnegut’s 8 Essential Tips for Short Story Writing (Video)
2. Jack Keruac’s Rules for Spontaneous Prose
3. T. S. Eliot and the Objective Correlative
4. H. P. Lovecraft’s Supernatural Horror in Literature
5. Edgar Allan Poe’s The Poetic Principle
6. Vladimir Nabokov’s On Good Readers and Good Writers
7. Anton Chekhov on Writing
8. Ernest Hemingway’s Letter to Scott Fitzgerald
9. Aristotle’s Poetics
10. Joseph Campbell’s The Hero with a Thousand Faces (Wikipedia Summary)
This is great….I would also suggest Stephen King’s Memoirs: On Writing.
Agreed. Also, The Elements of Style is a good one to have read.
Awesome! I had not heard of a few of these. Thanks for sharing!
You’re very welcome. I thought I might know of a few unheard-of pieces.
Franzen has his own interesting take on the “10 rules” template with some notes on writing and a dash of philosophy. seen here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jonathan_Franzen#Philosophy
disclaimer: i’m not a fan of Franzen
That’s a very interesting list. Especially #3 which was an admonition against using “then” as a conjunction. Thanks for posting this!
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