Thursday, December 6, 2012

Neil Gaiman's 8 Rules of Writing

While researching writing tips on the Internet (a procrastination tool that led to this very blog!), I came across a site called Brain Pickings. Brain Pickings may be a little out there for you young 'uns, heck it's kind of out there for me, a young 'un at heart. The site's creator, Maria Popova, puts it this way,

"Brain Pickings is your LEGO treasure chest, full of pieces across art, design, science, technology, philosophy, history, politics, psychology, sociology, ecology, anthropology, you-name-itology. Pieces that enrich your mental pool of resources and empower you to combine them into original concepts that are stronger, smarter, richer, deeper and more impactful. Please enjoy.

Whew, and WHEW!
Anyway, last month Maria posted Neil's Gaiman's 8 Rules for Writing. You know that Neil is the author of CORALINE, THE GRAVEYARD BOOK, and more, right?

I love Neil Gaiman's rules, and I thought you might, too.

My favorite one is number six.
6. Fix it. Remember that, sooner or later, before it ever reaches perfection, you will have to let it go and move on and start to write the next thing. Perfection is like chasing the horizon. Keep moving.

Be sure to check them all out HERE. Which rule is your fave?

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