I’ve always loved Kim Carnes’ voice and this song — even though this isn’t the best version of it, it’s the only one I could find on YouTube. And, uh, Kim is 65 years old here and looks, IMHO, absolutely fabulous, so there’s something to be said for breaking the rules.
Thirty writers X ten rules each = 300 writing rules!!!
(Okay, not quite 300 as some of the writers didn’t come up with ten.) I loved reading all of them together to see the different perspectives, similarities and contradictions. I’m going to print out both articles and highlight the rules that spark my muse, see how and if that changes over time.
In keeping with the Six Word Memoir concept (oh, we really should start doing some of these sometime, too!), here’s my distillation of the rules.
Write — for and from your soul.
What do you think?