Ten rules for writing fiction
I saw this today on the Guardian website and I thought some people here might be interested.
Get an accountant, abstain from sex and similes, cut, rewrite, then cut and rewrite again – if all else fails, pray. Inspired by Elmore Leonard's 10 Rules of Writing, we asked authors for their personal dos and don'ts
Most of the writers I don't know off the top of my head, but there are a few very well-knowns like Gaiman and Zadie Smith. And it seems like some people have put in more effort than others.