Here, according to mystery author Ian Rankin, are ten rules for writing.
These are certainly worth paying attention to.
1. Read lots.
2. Write lots.
3. Learn to be self-critical.
4. Learn what criticism to accept.
5. Be persistent.
6. Have a story worth telling.
7. Don’t give up.
8. Know the market.
9. Get lucky.
10. Stay lucky.
Ian Rankin is the author of The Black Book and other mysteries.
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