Tag: habits

Commandments for writing

I was intrigued by Henry Miller's 11 Commandments as posted recently by the Writers' Circle.  What I like most about these commandments is that they are so personal - Miller knows his own weaknesses. I also like that as well as hard graft Miller instructs himself to enjoy periods of partying.  It's important to 'Keep human!' and 'drink if you want to' - well, I say 'Yay!' to that. So, inspired by Miller, I've produced my own list of commandments, opting for the more conventional 10. In each of these, the 'you' I'm speaking to is me, of course; these aren't intended to apply to anyone else.  I've been carrying these around for a while, but I enjoyed writing them down, and recognising that my inner finger-wagger is somewhat stern but also kind (and very possibly voiced by Julie Andrews). I'd be interested to hear about own personal commandments.  Do they overlap with mine?  Do…