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My “Rules” for Creative Writing

Written in response to Johnathan Franzen’s rules published in LitHub. Write for yourself. Write to discover yourself and the world. There is no shame in writing for money. Getting paid to do what you love is a wonderful blessing. The tortured, starving artist stereotype is unhealthy. Let’s strive to replace that with a more positive image and encourage our children to become writers, artists, and poets. Language is like clay. You can mold it however you wish. Grammar and syntax rules are nice for academic and technical writing, but when… Read more My “Rules” for Creative Writing