I’m preparing to leave for my second writer’s conference this year. I’ll be on my way to Florida on Thursday, hoping for warm sunny weather. But before I go, I want to give you something fun to read. Take a look at this article.
I love lists like this. I’ve seen Elmore Leonard’s list of rules before and some of his are also mine. Particularly the obnoxious offering up a weather report on page one. I hate that. I do not favor prologues either, mainly because they’re so overdone.
Some of the other writers in this article have some great “rules,” that would be good for discussion in a later blog. Do you see something here that strikes you as very wise….or perhaps one you disagree with?
I disagree with several. One obvious one is Richard Ford’s second point:
2. Don’t have children.
I’m hopeful he’s joking, but I have to say that over the years I’ve gotten a lot of material from my kids and now my grandkids.