Friday’s Writing Advice Quote


“Heinlein’s Rules for Writers

Rule One: You Must Write
Rule Two: Finish What Your Start
Rule Three: You Must Refrain From Rewriting, Except to Editorial Order
Rule Four: You Must Put Your Story on the Market
Rule Five: You Must Keep it on the Market until it has Sold”
― Robert A. Heinlein







3 Comments on “Friday’s Writing Advice Quote

  1. Eric Borgerson

    I LOVE Robert Heinlein. Starman Jones is one of my favorite books. The prose flows like a river of silk. It is hard for me to believe that such a polished product involved no rewriting other than by editorial order, unless Heinlein was blessed with a supernaturally gifted editor! I appreciate his exhortation to persist, however. Thanks for sharing this.

    • Nia Markos

      He must truly be blessed…I’ve been editing one chapter for weeks now.

      • Eric Borgerson

        I hear you. Mine go like that sometimes too.

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