|DVD of Gideon's Way |
TV series, 1960s
In the piece Creasey states, "Nine out of ten writers, I am sure, could write more" (139) and provides 15 rules to show how this may be accomplished. Here is a sample (pp. 141–42):
• "Rule 1. Work to rule, not to mood. Work through moods."
• "Rule 4. Drill yourself to acquire neatness and system at the desk. Everyone can."
"Rule 6. Be punctual. If you were going to an office to work for a boss, you would be. So be your own boss."
"Rule 9. Do your research after you have written your story and not before. . . .You will be surprised about how much you know about your subject . . . and this will enable you to write practically all you need to write. But some of your facts will need checking. This can be done easily, and you will know exactly what you are looking for."