Rules for Writing

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One good rule is “Show, don’t tell.”

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Another good rule: “Use your imagination.”

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A great third rule for today: “You can’t edit a blank page.”

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Remember Elmore Leonard’s rules?

I especially like his rule #10: “Try to leave out the part that readers tend to skip.”

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Today’s Assignment: Write the rough draft of new material. It’s okay for it to be rough . . . it’s a rough draft!