Advice from the Masters: Louis L’Amour

Mar 14, 2012 | Better Writing

Louis L’Amour was one of the most prolific writers ever. He wrote at least 89 novels, 14 collections of short stories, and two nonfiction books. He was also one of those writers who keep you turning the page and going on to the next chapter.

Here’s his best advice on writing. It’s especially relevant for writers who aren’t professional.

“Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on.”

Remember this. The book you never write can’t boost your reputation or career. The ideas you never subject to the writing test will never develop completely.

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