Heinlein’s Rules

Robert Heinlein

Robert Heinlein‘s rules for writing from his 1947 essay “On the Writing of Speculative Fiction” is always worthy of a reposting:

  1. You must write.
  2. You must finish what you write.
  3. You must refrain from rewriting, except to editorial order.
  4. You must put the work on the market.
  5. You must keep the work on the market until it is sold.

Learn them. Live them.

One thought on “Heinlein’s Rules

  1. Reblogged this on Write, Liam. Write. and commented:
    A perfect example of needing to be prepared for knowledge before I can have it successfully dropped on me. I’ve heard this before. Several times. Needless to say, I’m going to be focusing on more short works (after I finish Rue From Ruin) and on finishing them. I’ll come back the novel at a later date.


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