Advice from the Masters: John Updike

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John Updike is one of only three authors to win the Pulitzer Prize twice. His writing was known for careful craftsmanship and attention to detail, even though he produced a book a year for most of his career. Here’s his advice about working as a writer taken from his interview with the Academy of Achievement. I think it’s valid whether writing is the way you make a living or just something you take seriously.

“Try to develop actual work habits and, even though you have a busy life, try to reserve an hour, say, or more a day to write. Very good things have been written on an hour a day.”

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