If there is a magic in story writing, and I am convinced there is, no one has ever been able to reduce it to a recipe that can be passed from one person to another. The formula seems to lie solely in the aching urge of the writer to convey something he feels important to the reader. If the writer has that urge, he may sometimes, but by no means always, find the way to do it. You must perceive the excellence that makes a good story good or the errors that makes a bad story. For a bad story is only an ineffective story. – John Steinbeck
Read widely and with discrimination. Bad writing is contagious. – P.D. James
Don’t be one of those writers who sentence themselves to a lifetime of sucking up to Nabokov. – Geoff Dyer
The first rule of writing: Write. – Neil Gaiman
If it sounds like writing, rewrite it. – Elmore Leonard
Hello to the fans of The Jhon Collector Mysteries in Pretoria, South Africa!
You could write your own series:
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