This quotation is so good, impossible not to share it.
For myself, the only rule regarding writing a novel I believe in is: sit down and write.
I’m not terribly good at following it, and I happily say that many books on writing available out there are very good, helpful, a good source of various and varied advice…but, at the end of the day (or at the beginning, whatever your preference), the one thing that never changes is sitting down – metaphorically, if you can write standing up, you’re more than welcome and it’s certainly healthier for the circulation and spine – and writing.
My main issue is switching off the outside world, the one with bills wanting paid, family you worry about, and all that goes on in the world.
But this quote says a lot 🙂
There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.
W. Somerset Maugham