Thursday, March 27, 2008

How Not to Write a Novel

1. Don't make one of your characters a pilot just because you don't know how to describe him and this way he can be gone all the time.

4 comments:

Eric Shonkwiler said...

What about a captain of a ship? A train conductor? A record-setting hot air balloonist? Are these okay? Because if they're not, that's half my cast.

Eric said...

Dead Poet's Society with a pilot instead of a teacher could be a summer blockbuster movie.

Leigh Stein said...

oh no, not another record-setting hot air balloonist book.

would the pilot read leaves of grass over the intercom?

Eric said...

While making a crash landing. Except that instead of students his proteges are the flight crew.