- Show don’t tell. We've all heard that advice a hundred times.
- Focus in human
values. We know character development is central to any good novel.
- Craft clarity. We know we should edit out excess adverbs and dangling phrases.
experimentation. Most of us stick with what works. Maybe we should try something different more often, such as write in the first person instead of the third person, write short stories instead of novels, or pick a different type of cover.
- Be mindful of process. Edit, edit, edit.
- Bias toward action. Showing action is better than conversation many times. Or another interpretation could be: write at least a page every day on your novel instead of just talking about writing.
- Radical collaboration. I had trouble translating this one into advice for writers. Maybe it's find a new editor, writer's group, or publisher.
How would you interpret DESIGN THINKING into advice for authors?