NanoPoblano 2017 – Day 16 – Are there three rules for writing a novel?
#NanoPoblano 2017 – Day 16
What is Nano Poblano?
It is thirty posts in the month of November for National Blog Posting Month (or as we call it over in Cheer Peppers town – NanoPoblano!)
A quote – giving you food for thought about writing.
“There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.”
― W. Somerset Maugham
I decided to search Google “What are the three rules for writing a novel” at the top of the search https://quoteinvestigator.com/2013/05/06/three-rules/ was
There Are Three Rules for the Writing of a Novel
After reading it, this is the best bit I came up with about the rules.
Bret Harte was a prominent American author and the editor of the periodical “Overland Monthly”. In 1915 one of the magazine contributors published by Harte told an anecdote about him that presented Harte’s tripartite instructions for writing:
“Soon after I determined to make writing my profession, my mother came to me and said very solemnly:
“‘Josephine, you must ask Mr. Harte what books you should read to acquire a perfect style.’
“Accordingly I ventured into the editorial sanctum and said as solemnly as my mother had done:
“‘Mr. Harte, what books shall I read to acquire a perfect style?’”
“‘Oh, Lord!’ he groaned, swinging around in his chair, ‘for pity’s sake, don’t read anything! Just write! Write! Write!’
I think that solves the question, just write, write, write, if you are interested, check out the link above.
Well, that was an interesting search.
I haven’t started writing a novel yet, having a serious thought about though.
Do you have any rules when writing a novel?
Here’s an interesting post I came across that said
“In order to draw inspiration and motivation for his day, Miller wrote a list of his writing tips to abide by. Take note, budding writers out there”!
- Interested in the ten tips check out this link.