Monday, February 8, 2010

The Pocket Muse

My friends are quite supportive of my writing addiction. They encourage me with words, hugs, patient ears, and sometimes gifts. A few years ago a friend gave me a book called The Pocket Muse written by Monica Wood. To be honest, I just rediscovered it on my book shelf today, and as I was thumbing through it, I came across Ms. Wood's Ten Commandments for a Happy Writing Life.

1. Don't wait for inspiration; establish a writing habit.
2. Take time off.
3. Read voraciously.
4. Shut out the inner critic.
5. Claim a space.
6. Claim some time.
7. Accept rejection.
8. Expect success.
9. Live fully.
10. Wish others well.

Happy Writing!

8 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing. Those are great commandments for writers.

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  2. Love the idea of writing commandments! Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Taking time off is an oh so critical one, IMO. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. These are great. I'm glad you found them and shared them with us! :-)

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  5. "Accept rejection" is a great one. Every writer gets rejected A LOT. This is something I don't think I realized before I started writing. But rejection has become easier and easier to take.

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  6. Good ones. Thanks for sharing them.

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