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Tagged With: Rules for Writing

Elif Shafak’s Final Rule – & Tips from other Authors

As the saying goes – Rules are made to be broken.    Elif Shafak writes ‘Finally, ignore every single one of my rules.   There are no rules for writing.” The novelist Deborah Moggach suggests that,  “you don’t have to listen to anyone’s advice.”[i]   Everyone has his or her own methods.   Audrey Niffenegger thinks more … Continue reading »

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Continuing the Rules for Writing

Having ended my last blog[i] on Elif Shafak’s the fifth rule that encourages us writers not to be worried by creeping depression – its just one of those ‘things’ – I thought spirits needed to be lifted. Rule 10 states there is no such thing as writer’s block.   If you ever run out of inspiration … Continue reading »

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Rules for Writing – Well, helpful thoughts anyway.

For me, now the Hay festival has over for another year, the weekend papers’s cultural and review sections become a little less interesting as the inspirational nuggets from writers disappear.   But this year I have saved some of these bon motes to pin on the door of my fridge/freezer to comfort me before I delve … Continue reading »

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