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Ten rules for writing fiction. February 21, 2010

Posted by phoenixaeon in Uncategorized.

For anyone who reads my blog and who doesn’t read Neil Gaiman’s blog (must be a veeerrrrry small number! Probably just one!), here’s the Guardian’s article for the ten rules for writing fiction:

Part one.

Part Two.

Thought it might be of use to some folks. 😀



1. Kelly - February 23, 2010

Loved that article! It made me want to put together my own list & post it, which I did. It was actually a great exercise to articulate my own “lessons learned” for writing.

phoenixaeon - February 23, 2010

Ooh, I shall pop over and read your rules later, Kelly 😀 I’ve not written much in the last few months – apart from uni essays, anyway – so it’s always good to read other writer’s pros and cons.

2. dadwhowrites - February 22, 2010

I did love these (ran across them via Gaiman) and some of them are very appropriate at the moment.

phoenixaeon - February 23, 2010

Well, from one Gaiman addict to another, I’d have expected you to! How’s the writing going? Have you sorted out the canals yet?

3. John Hughes - February 21, 2010

Can’t say I read the man’s blog myself – or any of his books. Had a look at the article though. Some were quite amusing, but I’m still not sure about having rules for fiction. Does fiction really need rules? I’m not convinced it does.

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