When I first started this blog, I wrote my rules for writing. To start the new year, I’m going to throw you some other people’s rules instead.

Raymond Chandler’s notes on a detective story

S.S Van Dine’s twenty rules for crime fiction

Elmore Leonard: 10 Rules for writing

Various writers at The Guardian

Mark Twain’s rules on writing

George Orwell’s rather journalistic rules

8 rules by Kurt Vonnegut

Ernest Hemmingway’s 5 top tips

Robert A Heinlein’s rules




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