Writing a 1st draft in longhand can be useful. Even tweets. Odd how few tweets seem worth posting after being written in a pocket notebook.
— Joe Hill (@joe_hill) December 1, 2013
If you're writing an essay and have a clever point to make, please don't use the phrase "like" when you mean "said" and avoid "y'know."
— Joe Hill (@joe_hill) April 10, 2015
I steer away from music when I'm writing a first draft or working on dialogue. I need silence to hear the voices in my head.
— Joe Hill (@joe_hill) July 27, 2016
It doesn't matter what I'm writing for. It can be a tweet. It can be a to-do list. If it gets sloppy, I get irritated.
— Joe Hill (@joe_hill) April 17, 2015
Writing a novel is throwing knives. You don't want to be distracted. Someone can lose an eye.
— Joe Hill (@joe_hill) August 29, 2014
Today I blew my rule about no tweets till I've done my (1) writing, (2) exercise, (3) daily reading of 40 pages. Back in the saddle tomorrow
— Joe Hill (@joe_hill) February 28, 2014
Seems like the last half hour in any two hour stretch of writing is always the easiest, most fun, and most productive. At least for me.
— Joe Hill (@joe_hill) December 28, 2013
The good news: I've done some of the best writing I've managed all week today! The bad news: this writing was in text message form. 😦
— Joe Hill (@joe_hill) October 10, 2013
One thing about writing longhand: it is a constant reminder that the 1st draft is just for me in all its silly messy ridiculous glory.
— Joe Hill (@joe_hill) June 27, 2013
General components of high caliber writing: well-composed sentences; vivid, psychological convincing characters; satisfying structure.
— Joe Hill (@joe_hill) February 22, 2013