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Rules Of The Road

July 14, 2009

Driving has rules.

Baseball has rules

Workplaces have rules

Professional wrestling has ru……. ooops, never mind.

Rules are not so much there to keep us from doing things, there are there to guide us in doing what it is we want, need, must, want and care to do. And yes, it would be nice to have a rule where we work 2 days a week and are off the other 5. Will need to work on that someday.

I am sure we all have personal rules and such. You have rules for your home. You have guiding principles in many areas of your life and your activities as well. And writing really isn’t all that different.

Technically, in my own mind, writing is one of those things where there are optional rules except 1… writer’s write.

The poster above lists 12 1/2 rules of writing which someone believed and put on the poster. But so what. They may or may not fit our rules or thoughts of what it takes to write. It is up to each individual to determine what works and what doesn’t.

So here is your assignment:

  • Write your own rules for writing
  • Write about rules in your past
  • Write about a ruler
  • Write about a famous ruler
  • Why are there so many rulers in my office?
  • Write about being slapped with a ruler

Last rule…… stop read this and start writing something…..

—Always write your way.


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