Ten rules for writing fiction
For those of you who haven’t seen it, this piece (and the second instalment) from The Guardian about the rules of writing fiction is definitely worth a read. Highlights include Geoff Dyer (“Don’t be one of those writers who sentence themselves to a lifetime of sucking up to Nabokov”), Anne Enright (“Only bad writers think that their work is really good”) and Jonathan Franzen (“Interesting verbs are seldom very interesting”).
Which reminds me of rule number one of writing blogs, which is – as with novels –actually write them. To which end I’ll definitely get something up later today. Or tomorrow. Or soon, anyway.