Ten rules for writing fiction

Don’t mention the weather!

Some of these work for writing poetry too, and you can go through the list and tick all the things you’ve done wrong over the years! Never open a book with the weather and avoid adverbs like the plague. From the Guardian

Ten rules for writing fiction


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  1. First-time caller, long-time listner (so to speak). This article was very comical, thought provoking. AND helped me out of a jam and into leading a very interesting seminar discussion amongst creative writing honour students. Thanks for that. 🙂 The most debated point was whether writing that sounds like writing makes it “bad writing”. I haven’t yet made up my mind …

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