Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Crime Always Pays, Shakespeare-style

Amazingly enough, Declan Burke, Irish crime novelist and reviewer, has managed to dig up Shakespeare's own treatise on writing. Yes, I could just post the discovery under my own name, but apparently theft is only allowed if you're a genius. Crime always pays, except when it doesn't...Here's the Bard's first rule of writing:

1. Write ye not a new tale if’t can at all be helped. Plunder thou yon histories, myths and pre-Renaissance Italian romances for plot, setting, character, structure, style and theme. If anyone notice, claim ye homage.

For the other nine, I'm afraid you're just going to have to hit the link.

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