Ten Rules for Writing Fiction

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Ten Rules for Writing Fiction
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Tue, 02-23-2010 - 1:07pm

Seems as if everyone on the Internet is posting this link http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2010/feb/20/ten-rules-for-writing-fiction-part-one


I don't always follow the crowd. Don't writers make the best crowds?


Anyone feel up to your own list of Ten?

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Fri, 02-26-2010 - 2:41pm

Working on ten rules? If you noticed, not all writers in the Guardian article came up with ten. Steinbeck (who's not in the article) once said there are three rules to writing - "Write, write, write."


BTW, did you notice there are two pages to that article? Of course you did! ;-)

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Sat, 02-27-2010 - 2:14pm

Okay, yes there are some rules to writing.

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Sat, 02-27-2010 - 3:39pm

Welcome to The Writing Life, Mara! You seem to know what the writing life entails.


I loved your website. The only critique I have is a lack of paragraphing. Your entries are so short, though, that barely matters. Thanks for the recipes! And thank you for not posting them in metric measures. I stink at math. Think I might try one of your breads this week. That will give me time to come back and visit your site again (while the bread rises) since I didn't read every word (just most of them) this afternoon.


Liked your rule, too.

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Sat, 02-27-2010 - 4:31pm

Happy that you went to my site! Thank you!


I do hope you backtrack and read the rest - eclectic, emotional, practical.


Also, if you read Italian, a whole new outlook on life and everything.


Welcome to MaraWriter.com!

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Sat, 02-27-2010 - 5:51pm

Thanks for the welcome, Mara.


Unfortunately, I do not speak Italian. The only non-American words I know these days come from food. Once upon a time, the only foreign words I knew were in songs. I've forgotten the Hindi, Spanish, Greek, and Welch. I do remember the Brazilian one in Portuguese, though nobody will ever hear me sing it. That reminds me I have to go back and read your entry about Domani.

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Sat, 02-27-2010 - 6:07pm

I love Portuguese.

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Sat, 02-27-2010 - 7:15pm

I think Portuguese is the most beautiful language.


Been writing since for about 13 hours and think it's time I get off the computer.


Promise I'll be back tomorrow. With luck, I'll be able to see and write again. ;-)


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Sun, 02-28-2010 - 2:59pm
Domani was beautiful. Tear rimmed my eyes as I listened. And to think another earthquake brought the video into being.

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Sun, 02-28-2010 - 3:29pm

Yes, indeed.

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Mon, 03-01-2010 - 2:33pm

These rules certainly have made the rounds! I find these all interesting, but have to admit I got a little overwhelmed with all the rules. Maybe it's best to write first and check the rules later.

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