Monday, March 15, 2010

These are the rules for write club.

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1. The writer writes the words.
2. The writer writes the words.
3. The reader reads the words.
4. There are no excuses for not writing.
5. There are no lies in fiction.
6. Trust the reader.
These are the rules for write club. 
Write club isn’t for everyone. Not everyone can understand what it’s like to put yourself out there, get beat down, and get back up. Every time you get up, someone will be there, ready to take you down. Whether or not you keep getting up, keep fighting, is up to you—but no matter what you have to follow the rules because there is no other way. No other choice. It isn’t publishing that matters, its writing. Writing is everything. It is everything and other people, people who don’t have the courage to write, try to publish, will try to stop you. Because they can’t stand that you are doing it. Getting back up and swinging. But interference won’t be tolerated.

How do I know this? Chuck Palahniuk. He wrote Fight Club, the ultimate metaphor of writing.

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