Monday, February 22, 2010
A great feature in Saturday's Guardian Review had a number of writers proposing ten rules for writing fiction, as inspired by Elmore Leonard's original. I was fascinated to see that Helen Dunmore, Will Self, Sarah Waters and Hilary Mantel all had going for a walk amongst their ten. It's no big surprise, but good to see the endorsement for walking as part of a writer's toolkit. Helen Dunmore's experience: 'A problem with a piece of writing often clarifies itself if you go for a long walk', has often been mine.