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Rule 10. Rejection is now your life. Get used to it.

I like to think I have a sense of humour. Some people have even asked me why I didn’t become a stand-up comic. I tell them I couldn’t [..]

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Rule 9. Always carry a knife…for editing.

As I mentioned when I began my rules, I based them on the rules created by the main character of the TV show NCIS. Among the more infamous [..]

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Rule 8. Write where you are most comfortable being weird.

In the movie, The Whole Wide World, Vincent D’Onofrio portrays Robert E. Howard, creator of Conan the Barbarian. One scene that struck me was of Howard at his [..]

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Rule 7. Finish your WIPs

So often writers begin a project, then—SQUIRREL! They get distracted by an idea for another project and drop everything to  

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Rule 6. If you can, join a good critiquing group. Other writers will make your work better and vice versa.

It’s difficult beginning a writing career. For the most part you’ve no idea how good you are. Sure, your family thinks you’re the next bestseller, and your friends [..]

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