Take Five: #25 of 30: Stay the course

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Nov. 3 - Nov. 30, 2010

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#25 of 30: Stay the course 

Guest author: Anne Rice

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On writing, my advice is the same to all. If you want to be a writer, write. Write and write and write. If you stop, start again. Save everything that you write. 

If you feel blocked, write through it until you feel your creative juices flowing again. Write. Writing is what makes a writer, nothing more and nothing less.

Go where the pleasure is in your writing. Go where the pain is. Write the book you would like to read. Write the book you've been trying to find but have not found. But write. 

And remember, there are no rules for our profession. Ignore rules. Ignore what I say here, if it doesn't help you. Do it your own way.  

Ignore critics. Every writer knows fear and discouragement. Just write. 

Writers are priceless. 

 The world is crying for new writing. It is crying for fresh and original voices and new characters and new stories. If you won't write the classics of tomorrow, well, we will not have any. Good luck.

 Shown above: Anne Rice discusses writing as a vocation.
'Be stubborn...and be strong.'

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