…well, maybe just a little. Busy week. I’m preparing a keynote address, a breakout workshop, critiquing manuscripts, and doing double-time on existing projects before leaving the studio for several days. The great thing is that I get to meet our own Edie (who is busy organizing the Maryland SCBWI conference as I write). I'm making an attempt at time management, so instead of a thoughtful blog-post, I will let others speak.
TEN RULES FOR WRITING FICTION
Several authors, inspired by Elmore Leonard’s 10 Rules of Writing, share their personal dos and don’ts.
Here are a few snippets to entice you:
It is the gestation time which counts.
Think big and stay particular.
Joyce Carol Oates
Keep a light, hopeful heart. But expect the worst.
Remember you love writing. It wouldn't be worth it if you didn't. If the love fades, do what you need to and get it back.
Remember writing doesn't love you. It doesn't care. Nevertheless, it can behave with remarkable generosity. Speak well of it, encourage others, pass it on.
Nobody is making you do this: you chose it, so don't whine.