Writing Masterclass With Lee Child

by J.J.Foxe on December 25, 2013

Here’s an interesting master class given by Lee Child – in it he talks about five ‘rules of writing’ that he thinks are wrong.  Defintely worth watching:


And here are the Q&A parts of the master class – including Lee Child’s thoughts on plotting or pantsing:

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Laure Reminick December 31, 2013 at 1:52 am

Cool! Permission to ignore those who rant about rules they learned at the feet of people who are more comfortable codifying than creating. Ah, well, excuse my own raving.

Most important take aways: Suspense is created by asking a question, and withholding the answer (for as long as possible, I assume).

Tailor it all for the reader. It isn’t the character should want something. But the READER should want, be looking for something on every page, in every paragraph. Find it gradually, gradually. Refer back to suspense.

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