The Guardian again drops a page of great interest. Some great advice from some successful authors. They share with us their 10 rules of writing fiction. First up: Elmore Leonard. His rules include:
- Never open a book with weather.
- Avoid prologues.
- Never use a verb other than “said” to carry dialogue.
- Never use an adverb to modify the verb “said”.
- Keep your exclamation points under control.
- Never use the words “suddenly” or “all hell broke loose”.
- Use regional dialect, patois, sparingly.
- Avoid detailed descriptions of characters.
- Don’t go into great detail describing places and things.
- Try to leave out the part that readers tend to skip.
And many more “10’s” from other Authors.
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