Robert McCrum in the Guardian Book Blog writes:
“Don’t get depressed: A writer’s guide to surviving the recession”
He provides six useful points:
1.Write in English, British, or American
2.Know Thy Genre
3.Tell a story
4.Write for yourself
5.Respect the reading public
6.Write every day; shun vanity
To which some wit (David Absalom) has added the brilliant comment:
7. Go to a public school and then Oxbridge
8. Keep in touch with your old public school/Oxbridge mates, particularly those in publishing.
9. Did I mention the public school/Oxbridge thing?