Thursday, November 1, 2012

Erica Jong’s Rules for Writing

As inspiration for the first day of NaNoWriMo, here are Erica Jong's Rules for Writing:

1. Have faith, not cynicism
2. Dare to dream
3. Take your mind off publication
4. Write for joy
5. Get the reader to turn the page
6. Forget politics (let your real politics shine through)
7. Forget intellect
8. Forget ego
9. Be a beginner
10. Accept change
11. Don’t think your mind needs altering
12. Don’t expect approval for telling the truth
13. Use everything
14. Remember that writing is Heroism
15. Let sex (the body, the physical world) in!
16. Forget critics
17. Tell your truth, not the world’s
18. Remember to be earth-bound
19. Remember to be wild!
20. Write for the child in yourself and others

For more inspiration, check out these great ebooks for writers.

Notes

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    I think this is a great inspiration for all writers/artists. When we as writers let the walls down that’s when we are...
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    Signal boost!
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    Some tips for those writing novels this month!
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