Chad’s 10 Random Rules of Writing

randomlychad  —  April 5, 2012 — 8 Comments

There are a number of things knocking around in my grey space today, and what finally bubbled to the surface was this:

“Chad’s 10 Random Rules of Writing”

1) Love the language–it matters. It matters a great deal; even so:

2) Keep it simple–less is more. It is often better to imply a thing than to just come right out and say it; despite this:

3) Be direct, and:

4) Write what you know, but even so:

5) Don’t make experience a chain that constrains your imagination–let it fly free, and:

6) Follow your folly, but remember:

7) “Life is not a support system for art; it’s the other way around.” –Stephen King, On Writing

8) Have a support system in place, and try to always:

9) Write in the same space; lastly:

10) Know where, when, and how to throw the rules out the window. Like this:



How about you? What are some writing rules you live by?




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