Margaret Atwood’s 10 Rules of Writing

BY MARIA POPOVA

Atwood

Margaret Atwood

Do back exercises. Pain is distracting.”

In the winter of 2010, inspired by Elmore Leonard’s 10 rules of writing originally published in The New York Times nearly a decade earlier, The Guardian asked some of today’s most celebrated authors to each produce a list of personal writing commandments. After 10 from Zadie Smith and 8 from Neil Gaiman, here comes Margaret Atwood with her denary decree:

Read: Margaret Atwood’s 10 Rules of Writing

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