TEN COMMANDMENTS FOR A HAPPY WRITING LIFE
- Don't wait for inspiration; establish a writing habit.
- Take time off.
- Read voraciously.
- Shut out the inner critic.
- Claim a space.
- Claim some time.
- Accept rejection.
- Expect success.
- Live fully.
- Wish others well
Excerpt from Monica Wood's The Pocket Muse: Ideas and Inspirations for Writing
Wood, Monica. The Pocket Muse: Ideas and Inspirations for Writing. Cincinnati, Ohio, 2002
These are the commandments that Monica Wood prescribes for fellow writers to have a happy and fulfilling writing life and in this list is the summary of a good deal of the lessons contained within her book. I thought it might be interesting for us to compile individual ten commandment lists and then make a master Detrangled Writer's Ten Commandments list as a compilation of our own experience, drives, and writing desires.
Amanda LaFantasie (Skoora) © 2012