Words on writing: tough love

If you are already a writer you might feel the need to gird your loins or fortify yourself with something before reading these; if you’re an aspiring writer, then please don’t let the following harsh realities put you off. The good news is that all of us can get better!

 

This little gem is by G.K. Chesterton. He may be brutal but, as all writers will find out at some time or another, he was right:

Hemingway always had something to say on the subject of being a writer:

Fannie Hurst was obviously a woman after my own heart:

To end with the toughest guy of all. Raymond Chandler stalked more than one set of mean streets: