There is a hammock in the sun with my name on it and I am off to claim it. There is no internet where I am going, which means I will be taking a break from blogging. I may even do some writing (ha!). So this is au revoir until I get back in a few weeks or so.
Hope you have a lovely summer (or winter, depending on where you are).
If you are planning to do some writing over the holidays, take heart! Contrary to what Somerset Maugham said in his famous statement
“There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.” W. Somerset Maugham
some of our greatest contemporary writers have listed over one hundred (100!) rules for you to be guided by. And they can all be found here …
Do you agree with all the rules? Do you have a favourite? Do you have any of your own writing rules? Yes? I’d love to hear from you before I go, or even when I come back!
I only have two rules:
If you want to write, write.
Never fall in love with your own writing.
Ultimately, though, when it comes to writing, I agree with the wonderful late Flannery O’ Connor:
“You can do anything you can get away with, but nobody has ever gotten away with very much.”
Have a lovely summer/winter, happy writing and don’t forget to have a break every now and then ;o)