Question: What shouldn’t you try to write?
Answer: Don’t write anything you wouldn’t want to read. Brian Garfield, February 1973.
Comment: Sounds self-evident. But one might not want to read something for a whole variety of reasons. I’ve thought deeply about why my book was a failure. I think if I had considered my interest in what I was writing, and why my readers might not want to read it, I might have approached my book with an entirely different perspective. Worth thinking about. RayS.
Title: The Writer’s Digest Guide to Good Writing. Thomas Clark, ed., et al. Cincinnati, Ohio: Writer’s Digest Books, 1994.