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Ten writing rules

I love it when anyone makes a list like “Ten Writing Rules” because I’m a huge rule-follower and I like this kind of order. I know it’s inherently difficult to come up with such a thing as “rules” for writing because someone is always there to break them (not me, of course) but I think just about anyone would have to agree with these by Antonya Nelson, if only because many of them go against conventional wisdom. Funny+Nelson

For instance, she says to be respectful of dry spells, acknowledging not everyone needs to write every day, although it’s not quite as simple as just don’t write. She wants you to do other stuff instead that’s going to engage your head, but you get the idea.

Check them out; there’s lots of great advice here!