Rebecca Onion of Slate.com wrote an article about Jack London’s Getting Into Print, which he deems a “brief narrative of experience” to authors trying to get their writings published. Contained in Onion’s article are scanned pages from London’s dissertation.
Here are only a few of the pieces of advice that he gives:
- “Don’t quit your job”
- “A good joke will sell faster than a good poem”
- “Don’t write too much”
- “Don’t loaf and invite inspiration; light out after it with a club”
- “Set yourself a ‘stint’, and see that you do that ‘stint’ each day; you will have more words to your credit at the end of the year”
- “Keep a notebook”
- “And work. Work all the time.”
Check out the full article for more writing advice!