Ian Rankin: 10 Rules for Writing

Ian Rankin: 10 Rules for Writing

Here, according to mystery author Ian Rankin, are ten rules for writing.

These are certainly worth paying attention to.

Read lots.

Write lots.

Learn to be self-critical.

Learn what criticism to accept.

Be persistent.

Have a story worth telling.

Don’t give up.

Know the market.

Get lucky.

Stay lucky.

Ian Rankin is the author of The Black Book and other mysteries.

Source: http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2010/feb/20/10-rules-for-writing-fiction-part-two

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