Neil Gaiman’s Writing Rules

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Following yesterday’s post, the raptor linked me to the 8 Rules of Writing by Neil Gaiman. They’re all good, and you should totally click through that link, but the one I like best is Number 8:

The main rule of writing is that if you do it with enough assurance and confidence, you’re allowed to do whatever you like. (That may be a rule for life as well as for writing. But it’s definitely true for writing.) So write your story as it needs to be written. Write it ­honestly, and tell it as best you can. I’m not sure that there are any other rules. Not ones that matter.

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