This post goes out to my friend, The Narrator.
This is an excerpt from Writing Down The Bones, an excellent book by Natalie Goldberg:
1. Keep your hand moving. (Don’t pause to reread the line you have just written. That’s stalling and trying to get control of what you’re saying.)
2. Don’t cross out . (That is editing as you write. Even if you write something you didn’t mean to write, leave it.)
3. Don’t worry about spelling, punctuation, grammar. (Don’t even care about staying within the margins and lines on the page.)
4. Lose control.
5. Don’t think. Don’t get logical.
6. Go for the jugular. (If something comes up in your writing that is scary or naked, dive right into it. It probably has lots of energy.)
I hope the Bewitcher has helped. These are the rules that I live by.
There are two types of writers, according to George R.R Martin; the gardener and the architect. I choose actively to be a gardener.