Saturday, 18 June 2011

Five Equally Plausible Rules of Good Writing

Another reply to another post by Ian Sales:


  1. Leave enough room in your prose for the ambiguity that recruits the reader's imagination as a willing collaborator.
  2. Sometimes, it's best if you let the reader map out that last ramification of the ideas in the story.
  3. Leave enough room in the plot for the reader to have something to ponder over later.
  4. Get the details right (and that means research).
  5. The resolution needs to be a natural consequence of your intentions in writing the story. 

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