Conn Iggulden's Top 6 Writing Tips

Conn Iggulden’s Top 6 Writing Tips

Writers Write shares writing tips and resources. In this post, we share Conn Iggulden’s top 6 writing tips.

Conn Iggulden is an English author of historical fiction. He was born 24 February 1971. He is the author of Stormbird and Margaret of Anjou, the first two books in his superb series set during the Wars of the Roses.

Conn Iggulden’s Top 6 Writing Tips

  1. Plan. If you don’t have the skeleton from historical events, make sure you know where you are going. It will not ruin creativity, any more than having rules ruins sport. They create sport.
  2. Polish. There are some people who don’t care about spelling, punctuation, or grammar. Very few are in publishing. Learn that ‘all right’ is two words, not one. Get a copy of Fowler’s Modern English and read it. Also, get a good dictionary and Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase and Fable just because it’s brilliant and endlessly interesting.
  3. Stay off Twitter and social media. It is a thief of time.
  4. Try to write clean prose, without unnecessary verbiage. It’s difficult. Orwell was a master of clear language, as was Gemmell. Lee Child knew his onions as did Dick Francis. Every scene – every line – should either move the plot on or deepen understanding of character. If it doesn’t, cut it.
  5. Understand that all rules can be broken.
  6. Even when you are writing a top five.

Source: The Writers Write Interview (Read the full post there.)

The Last Word

We hope Conn Iggulden’s top six writing tips help you with your writing.

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 by Amanda Patterson

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Posted on: 24th February 2022
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