Great insight but funny take on what works for other authors.
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Hello SEers. John with you today. I think we all could use a little fun today.
I was doing some research (ahem, make that surfing the net) when I came across an article from the Guardian UK describing several author-provided rules for writing. I was taken with the list of Richard Ford, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Independence Day. Here is his list:
1 Marry somebody you love and who thinks you being a writer’s a good idea.
2 Don’t have children.
3 Don’t read your reviews.
4 Don’t write reviews. (Your judgment’s always tainted.)
5 Don’t have arguments with your spouse in the morning or late at night.
6 Don’t drink and write at the same time.
7 Don’t write letters to the editor. (No one cares.)
8 Don’t wish ill on your colleagues.
9 Try to think of others’ good luck as encouragement…
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3 thoughts on “Often Funny – Author Invented Rules for Writing”
Thank you for sharing the blog today, Ben
I’ve been reading your page for a while now and I love your stuff. This is now part of the daily ritual to get my self pumped up to write my own stories.
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The nice part about writing your own stories is you can dump them if you don’t like them. The key is to write them. Best wishes.😊