The right way to write: The rules

The Guardian ran different authors' rules here and here--Anne Enright has the ever amazing "Try to be accurate about stuff" and "The first 12 years are the worst."

Book Bench shakes this down into the essential truths: you have to make your own rules. And remember: if you don't write it down, it never happened.


  1. You have to make your own rules, at least to a point. Some basics have to be honored, but you'll go crazy trying to follow everyone's rules.

    Fun reads, though:)

  2. I started writing to avoid following rules at day jobs. Now I have these to follow? Great. Just great. Thanks a lot, Laura.

  3. Yea, and I forgot to add the rule: no running in the halls. Richard, looking at you.