Learning to Write III
Omit All Useless Words.
Take chances. Don’t be lazy. Tell the whole truth. Always remember: there is nothing to be afraid of. It is not easy to write about emotion and keep it clichÃ©-free; write down whatever comes into your head. Double-check typing mistakes to see if you can usefully leave them in. Your sub-conscious sometimes forces your fingers into certain patterns. Perform the ‘so what’ test.
Remember: Established writers get rejected as well.
Read Good Books. Guard your time. Feed your imagination. Work regular hours. Go for a walk. Read good books. Don’t listen to other writers. Find your own way.