Five Lies Creative Writing Teachers Tell

I quite enjoyed this article recently from 'Writers & Artists'... 

David Savill busts a few 'golden rules' that we're taught for creative writing.

What do you think? Do you agree with him?

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  1. A good article; a reminder that we're all different and what might work for one writer (Mark Twain did very well writing about what he knew) doesn't for another (I doubt whether Arthur C Clarke was ever abducted by aliens, never mind Kurt Vonnegut)

    They're all good points, but my favourite is the one dispelling the 'show don't tell' rule, which is one I hear and read often. It's a balance, like all things...


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