Ogden Nash, writing the accompanying notes for Saint Saens’ Carnival of the Animals, lined, for the Wild Ass (donkey)
In the world of mules, there are no rules.
The blogosphere is chock-a-block with writing tips, instruction, suggestions, and maunderings from writers of note and people with one self published book to their credit and who are “building a platform” whatever that means. All of these well intentioned people are under the illusion that writing has rules that, if followed will lead to success–or something akin to that. Now, I am not one to spoil anyone’s fun, but after knocking out a fair bunch of traditionally published books (okay they’re genre fiction not real books, I know) I am here to tell you that with writing, as with Nash’s mules, there are no rules. This blog, when I remember to post, will explore the way people write, don’t write, and tackle the creative process generally.
Why do I do it?
Because I have come to the conclusion that much good writing is stifled by the strict adherence to other people’s notions of correctness and the creative process functions best in an environment defined by freedom.
Okay. Next time: The myth of writer’s block.