In the Sunday New York Times Book Review section, novelist Colson Whitehead took the opportunity to poke fun at some tried and true rules of the writers’ craft, some of which I have recommended myself. Among them are:
- Show and tell
- Write what you know
- Less is More, aka “Kill Your Darlings”
- What isn’t said is as important as what is said
- Revise, revise, revise
See what fun Mr. Colson has with these “Best Practices,” and you will too.