Angie Azur is a YA Sci-fi Writer.
Writer for PALEO Magazine.
Former Intern at the Andrea Brown Literary Agency.
SCBWI & COWG Member.


Sunday, February 12, 2012

Henry Miller Commandments

Writing Work Schedule, 1932 - 1933 ~ Henry Miller

Commandments

  1. Work on one thing at a time until finished.
  2. Start no more new books, add no more new material to "Black Spring."
  3. Don't be nervous. Work calmly, joyously, recklessly on whatever is in hand.
  4. Work according to Program and not according to mood. 
  5. Stop at the appointed time!
  6. When you can't create you can work.
  7. Cement a little every day, rather than add new fertilizers.
  8. Keep human! See people, go places, drink if you feel like it.
  9. Don't be a draught-horse! Work with pleasure only.
  10. Discard the Program when you feel like it, but go back to it the next day. Concentrate. Narrow down. Exclude.
  11. Forget the books you want to write. Think only of the book you are writing.
  12. Write first and always. Painting, music, friends, cinema, all these come afterwards.

Writing Work Schedule, 2012 - Redwood Blood published ~ Angie Azur

Commandments

  1. Work on one thing at a time until finished!
  2. Start no more new books, add no more new material to "Redwood Blood."
  3. Don't be nervous. Work calmly, joyously, recklessly on your manuscript.
  4. Work according to story and no according to other peoples ideas of your story.
  5. Stop before irritation!
  6. When you can't create, revise.
  7. Cement a little every day, rather than pull apart and redo everything.
  8. Keep human! See people, go places, drink if you feel like it, smile.
  9. Don't be a draught-horse! Work with pleasure only.
  10. Quit when you feel like it, but go back to it the next day. Concentrate. Narrow down. Exclude. 
  11. Forget the books you want to write. Think only of the book you are writing and finish it!!!
  12. Write first and always. Painting, music, friends, movies, all these come afterwards.
  13. Do not lie on the floor of your office and wonder what you are doing with your life!
  14. Believe in yourself!
  15. You will get published!

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