Friday, February 1, 2008

As we were walking through a high school open house last week, my son & I came upon this inspiring poster I wanted to share with you. I copied down the web address: this actually turned out to be a school supply website. After I read this again online, I thought it seemed like it was filled with good thoughts anyone could apply to themselves whether they write or not.

the only 12 1/2 writing rules you'll ever need
1. If you write every day, you get better at writing every day. 2. If it's boring to you, it's boring to your reader 3. Get a writing routine, and stick with it. 4.Poetry does NOT have to rhyme. Poetry does NOT have to rhyme. 5. Resist stereotypes, in real life and in your writing. 6. Writers read, writers read a lot, writers read all the time. 7.Make lists of your favorite words and books and places and things. 8.There doesn't always have to be a moral to the story. 9.Always bring your notebook, always bring a spare pen. 10. Go for walks. Dance. Pull weeds. Do the dishes. Write about it. 11. Don't settle on just one style. Try something new! 12. Learn to tell both sides of the story. 12 1/2. Stop looking at this poster. Write something!