If it sounds like writing, I rewrite it. ~ Elmore Leonard
Tip #7: Laugh at your own jokes. ~ Neil Gailman
Tip #6 Fix it. Remember that, sooner or later, before it ever reaches perfection, you will have to let it go and move on and start to write the next thing. Perfection is like chasing the horizon. Keep moving. ~ Neil Gaiman
Tip #2: Put one word after another. Find the right word, put it down.
“Can I be blunt on this subject? If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.” ~ Stephen King
I’ll give you the whole secret to short story writing. Here it is. Rule 1: Write stories that please yourself. There is no Rule 2. ~ O. Henry