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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Canon of Writing Continuity

*Fear is an inevitable part of any creative process. Recognize it but don’t let it get to you. Plow through it.

*The only way to prepare for writing is, undoubtedly, to start writing.

*You can’t expect to flawlessly spill the whole novel onto the page in just one take. Don’t be intimidated by the imperfections of a draft.

*Write, even if you feel you have nothing to say at that particular moment. Stop worrying about structure and trust the pieces will eventually fall into place.

*Be specific about what you want to write about.

Today a very astute classmate in Make Writing A Happy Habit posted the above synopsis of wisdoms she's gathered from thoughts shared on the class blog by our writing coach Cynthia Morris and the other students. They are a perfect gathering of precepts to keep our writing craft moving forward. I am adopting them as my canon, and therefore am calling them my Canon of Writing Continuity.

Thank you Claudia. I have learned so much from you already.

1 comment:

  1. MIchael, I couldn't have come up with a better title for it. It makes me so happy that you found my little summary useful. I hope it guides MLOF through completion ;) I can't wait!