“There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.”Somerset Maugham
I appreciate this quote that I found on The Write Practice. It made me smile immediately. We’ve narrowed down writing styles but how to create and finish a novel seems to look different for every writer. I mean there are general similarities but when you look take both the whole picture and the details into account, they are vastly different. This, in my opinion, is why writing groups and workshops are so important as writers. With so much diversity in novel writing, other writers are a wealth of information and ideas. How they write, what’s their routine, do they write full time, do they write only when they’re inspired, what inspires them, and what’s it like living the writers life? So many questions, so many ways to learn and relate. I think it’s inspiring to hear that there’s no hard set rules to novel writing. Imma just be over here doing my best.