Jonathan Franzen’s 10 Rules for Novelists

1. The reader is a friend, not an adversary, not a spectator. 2. Fiction that isn’t an author’s personal adventure into the frightening or the unknown isn’t worth writing for anything but money. 3. Never use the word then as a conjunction—we have and for this purpose. Substituting then is the lazy or tone-deaf writer’s non-solution to the problem of too many ands … Continue reading Jonathan Franzen’s 10 Rules for Novelists