By Niall McArdle
Everyone has advice for writers, ways to get you started on that novel you’ve been thinking about for five years; ideas to deal with writer’s block; suggestions to buff your story to a fine polish.
Every writer has their own idea of what does and doesn’t work.
Stephen King wrote a really quite excellent book about writing (called, simply enough, On Writing). Here are his Top 20 Rules
That’s all well and good … however, very few writers bother to give this important advice – maybe the most important advice any writer or artist needs to be told:
In the excellent documentary about Harlan Ellison, Dreams With Sharp Teeth, Ellison has a few choice words on this matter.
This is probably Not Safe For Work … especially if you work at Warner Brothers!