“There is only one recipe for a best seller and it is a very simple one. You have to get the reader to turn over the page.”
The creator of James Bond knows what it takes to write things people want to read and not surprisingly he also knows how to explain the process in an entertaining way.
Emily Temple compiles some of Fleming’s advice to writers in this breakdown of how to write like Ian Fleming.
His tips include to avoid lingering on descriptive passages, write about what pleases and stimulates you, and create a vacuum in your life which can only be filled by creative work.
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