• [Six principles that make for a good story:] 1. Absence of lengthy verbiage of a political-social-economic nature; 2. total objectivity; 3. truthful descriptions of persons and objects; 4. extreme brevity; 5. audacity and originality: flee the stereotype; 6. compassion.

    "Love in the Time of Numbness; or, Doctor Chekhov, Writer" by Siddhartha Mukherjee, April 11, 2017.