My rules for writing

Every author has rules for writing and rules by their favorite author. I’ve added John McPhee to my list.

Here are my rules…for what they are worth(not much):

Live

Live

Read

Write

Put that first draft away(by my experience, it’s crappy)

Live

Read

Live

Revise

Revise until you can stand your writing.

Get other people to read it.

Revise

Send it to your editor

Revise until she/he thinks it can be published

Publish

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