Ten Commandments of Critical Thinking and Democratic Decency

[…] Perhaps the essence of the Liberal outlook could be summed up in a new decalogue […]. The Ten Commandments that, as a teacher, I should wish to promulgate, might be set forth as follows: 1 – Do not feel absolutely certain of anything. 2 – Do not think it worth while to proceed by concealing evidence,…

Ten rules of writing

These are rules I’ve picked up along the way to help me remain invisible when I’m writing a book, to help me show rather than tell what’s taking place in the story. If you have a facility for language and imagery and the sound of your voice pleases you, invisibility is not what you are…