Thursday, July 8, 2010

Cameron McClure's Rules of Writing

Cameron is an agent with Donald Maass Literary.
  1. Show, don't tell
  2. You can't have nothing happening / bring characters on with action
  3. Don't lecture
  4. No dreams
  5. Don't describe scenery
  6. Don't bog down your opening with back-story
  7. The protagonists shouldn't keep secrets from the reader
  8. Write what you know
Write Every Day!

Regards,
Mac

1 comment:

  1. I love this post as well. I hate getting into a story only to find out the main character is waking from a dream. That's cheating! Also, I have read books where either the author or a main character starts to lecture. Those scene reek of author intrusion. Yuk!!!
    MJ

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