Getting Into Print by Jack London | Author Writing Advice

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!

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