quarta-feira, 7 de abril de 2010

10 regras para escrever ficção

Corte, reescreva, corte, reescreva – e se tudo falhar, comece a rezar. Inspirados em “10 Rules of Writing” do escritor Elmore Leonard, autores de renome revelam ao jornal The Guardian as suas 10 regras pessoais para escrever.

My most important rule is one that sums up the 10: if it sounds like writing, I rewrite it. - Elmore Leonard

Take a pencil to write with on aeroplanes. Pens leak. But if the pencil breaks, you can't sharpen it on the plane, because you can't take knives with you. Therefore: take two pencils. Margareth Atwood

Editing is everything. Cut until you can cut no more. What is left often springs into life.Esther Freud

Put it aside. Read it pretending you've never read it before. Show it to friends whose opinion you respect and who like the kind of thing that this is. - Neil Gaiman

Are you serious about this? Then get an accountant.
- Hilary Mantel

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