Padgett Powell: What Writing Should Do

We have seen this advice posted in a number of places around the internet and thought it was too good not to share. It was first published in the postscript pages of the paperback edition…

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Margaret Atwood’s Ten Rules for Writing Fiction

Over the past few weeks we’ve been posting top ten lists from some of the world’s best and most famous writers. The lists were first published in The Guardian newspaper in 2010 in a series…

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Jonathan Franzen’s Ten Rules for Writing Fiction

In 2010, inspired to Elmore Leonard’s Ten Rules of Writing, The Guardian asked some of the world’s most respected writers to share their best tips for writing fiction. Here’s the list American novelist and essayist Jonathan…

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The Story Spine: Pixar’s 4th Rule of Storytelling

In 2012 Pixar Story Artist Emma Coats tweeted 22 storytelling tips using the hashtag #storybasics. The list circulated the internet for months gaining the popular title Pixar’s 22 Rules of Storytelling. We reposted this list two weeks…

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Hilary Mantel’s Ten Rules for Writing Fiction

In 2010, inspired by Elmore Leonard’s Ten Rules of Writing, The Guardian asked some of the world’s most respected writers to share their best tips. Here’s how Hilary Mantel, the first British author to win…

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