Mar 11

John Grisham’s 10 Commandmenst of Writing

1) Start with action; explain it later.

2) Make it tough for your protagonist.

3) Plant it early, pay it off later.

4) Give the protagonist the initiative.

5) Give the protagonist a personal stake.

6) Give the protagonist a short time limit; and then shorten it.

7) Choose your character according to your own capacities as well as his.

8) Know your destination before you set out.

9) Don’t rush in where angels fear to tread.

10) Don’t write anything you wouldn’t want to read.

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