Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Twenty Tenets

Though I’m only an apprentice of writing, these are some of the lessons I have ‘recognised’ as useful while trying to write .

  • Use simple language.
  • Use active verbs.
  • Free write and edit.
  • Write to music.
  • Rewrite old writing. 
  • Write daily at least a page.
  • Write from the heart. 
  • Use different words for variety.
  • Dive into the eccentricities of imagination.
  • Write for yourself, edit for others.
  • Write about dreams, they are useful.
  • Learn grammar and punctuation.
  • Make good use of depression.
  • Read about other art forms.
  • Read poetry for inspiration.
  • Experiment with forms.
  • Listen to constructive criticism only.
  • Love your writing
  • Remember your inspirations.
  • Some suggestions don’t work.

3 comments:

swapnap said...

Good that you put this down, very useful for the likes of me. Thanks Maria.

JOY said...

Well, I don't think so that you need them! :)

swapnap said...

Well, thanks to you am on cloud ten now! :))