“ You should write because you love the shape of stories and sentences and the creation of different words on a page. Writing comes from reading, and reading is the finest teacher of how to write. ”
Make your own Bible. Select and collect all the words and sentences that in all your readings have been to you like the blast of a trumpet.
Employ your time in improving yourself by other men's writings so that you shall come easily by what others have labored hard for.
Any word you have to hunt for in a thesaurus is the wrong word. There are no exceptions to this rule.
To write well, express yourself like the common people, but think like a wise man.