Saturday, 19 March 2011
10 Most Annoying Lists
You know those lists you often find on message boards: Ten things to guarantee rejection or Five ways NOT to start your novel. Well, maybe I've been knocking around the internet too long, but these lists are really starting to annoy me. I'm not sure why. Maybe it's the arrogance behind it; I know the Secret Formula for success, folks. Just follow these simple rules.
Because there are no rules, however much we like to think there are.
However I realise I am swimming against the tide here so in keeping with bloggers' love of lists of rules, here are my 10 Most Annoying Lists:
10 Things that are probably wrong with your manuscript.
10 Ways to alienate an agent.
10 Ways to guarantee you never get published.
5 Things you shouldn't put on toast
20 best writing aids
10 most cliched story ideas
10 least likely romantic pairings
20 Blogs you should read
10 presents you should never give your granny
20 things you should never write in your query.