First Rule of Writing

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There are almost as many writing guides as there are writers. Writing classes, blogs, and books, all telling you how to write that novel, short story, or email.

They natter on about characters, plot, setting. Discuss style, voice, and point of view. Tell you more than you ever wanted to know about grammar, butโ€ฆ

They don’t tell you how to get it done. How to drag the words out of your brain and pop them onto your screen.

They don’t mention the first rule of writingโ€”

Stock Up On Chocolate.

Anyone who’s stared at a blank screen, deleted pages while weeping onto their keyboards, or tapped out two miserably, mediocre sentences in two hours knows that chocolate is essential.

Or coffee.

Preferably, a combination of the two.

New York Post

To paraphrase Kevin Costner in A Field of Dreamsโ€ฆStock up on chocolate, and the words will come.

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11 thoughts on “First Rule of Writing

    1. Thanks for the link, Brian. “Tedious delusion” So, so true ๐Ÿ™‚

      I’m surprised I haven’t worn the letters off the delete button on my laptop.
      Writing, masochism in action ๐Ÿ™‚

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