The first rule is to WRITE!
No, seriously, in honor of NaNoWriMo, I thought I’d link to things about writing and inspiration this month and, even though, I’m no great fan of rules, especially about writing, some people are. So, with that in mind, I thought I’d share the Guardian’s Ten Rules for Writing Fiction.
They asked several authors, some of whom I am more familiar than others, and got each of them to list their “10 Rules for Writing”. Some are funny, and some are a little too truthful, but one of them may help you break out of writer’s block, or just whatever writing rut you may have worked yourself into this month.
My favorite of the bunch, outside of all ten of Leonard Elmore’s rules, is “The way to write a book is to actually write a book. A pen is useful, typing is also good. Keep putting words on the page.” That comes from Anne Enright, who I confess I have not heard of before, but who is entire correct.
So, get back to writing, okay?
Well, get back to writing after you click the link and read the other rules they have there.
Advice from your Uncle Jim:
"To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing."