This won’t be a regular blog, but sometimes, as writer, reader, or editor, I’m struck by a question, insight, or idea I think others might like or find useful. I’ll also toss in some articles and book reviews.
Any Novel Needs Mystery
A link to my piece posted by The Editorial Department
Writing Advice from Writers I Admire
(This post is regularly updated.)Kurt Vonnegut was a favorite author of mine for years in my twenties. Here’s his advice:
I don’t agree with his tip #8. I don’t think he really did either, since most of his novels are filled with suspense and a sense of mystery and wonder.
Elmore Leonard, whose writing could be serious and funny at the same time, gave some great advice in a NY Times piece. The main points are sometimes abstracted into a brief list: Elmore Leonard’s ten rules for good writing:View the full article here!