Nick Page

Rules for writers

This is a series I’ve been sporadically tweeting. This, for all aspiring writers, is what you need to know:

  1. All writers are allowed to stay in bed and still claim that they are ‘working’.
  2. Any writing done after six in the evening must be accompanied by red wine.
  3. Dressing gown, pyjamas and large woolly socks is acceptable workwear. In fact, it counts as ‘smart casual’.
  4. There is no such thing as too much stationery.
  5. Never refuse a free lunch.
  6. If you have to choose between grammar and style, go for style. Every time.