Words of Wisdom from Famous Authors

This page contains links to interviews with famous authors. If you’ve ever wondered how your favourite author does it, this is the place to find out. The list is in alphabetical order by last name.

12 Contemporary Writers on How They Revise

Lee Child:

Lee Child Debunks the Biggest Writing Myths

Writing a Short Story in Twelve Hours

John Grisham

Do’s and Don’ts for Writing Popular Fiction

Stephen King:

Everything You Need to Know About Writing Successfully

Stephen King’s Top Twenty Rules for Writers

Stephen King Wants to Reach Out and Grab You

Why Stephen King Spends ‘Months and Even Years’ Writing Opening Sentences

George R. R. Martin:

Top 10 Fantasy Writing Tips

Ursula K. Le Guin:

Answers questions on Book View Cafe blog

David Morrell:

Five Rules for Writing Thrillers

Joyce Carol Oates:

Ten Writing Tips

Trey Parker and Matt Stone:

The Importance of ‘Therefore’ and ‘But’

Nora Roberts:

5 Steps to Writing Romance Novels like Nora Roberts

Goodreads Interview, April 2016

Kurt Vonnegut:

Advice Every Writer Needs to Read