Thursday, February 6, 2014

Ten Commandments for Writing

My Ten Commandments of Writing

A few days ago a writer from my publisher asked us to post our own commandments for writing, and to link to each other. Here are mine. Links to come.
11      Some days you’ll have writer’s block. Write anyway.
22     Some days you’ll find plot holes that set you back weeks’ worth of work. Write anyway.
33     Some days you will be inarticulate. Write anyway.
44    Every day you will be inadequate. Write anyway.
55    Some days you will be distracted. Write anyway.
66    Some days you will hate writing. Write anyway.
77    Some days you will be busy. Write anyway.
88    Some days you will be tired. Write anyway.
99    Some days you will be sick. Write anyway.
110   And every day, rest in God. Tell Him your worries and frustrations and hopes. Pray hard. Listen to Him. And then write anyway.


  1. Therese, this is fabulous! I love it! Headed over to add your link to my post. Can't have anyone missing this. :) Thank you for participating!

  2. Oh, *yes*! I can come up with more excuses than Trump has Franklins. Good post!

  3. Such encouragement, Therese… thank you! Makes me think of a scripture I read this morning that said, "...let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not." (Galatians 6:9). Seems I'm forever asking the Lord to help me not to faint. "Write anyway" is a great answer to combat that feeling.

  4. Great encouragement - write anyway. I'm glad you joined in.

  5. I love this! Point well taken. I'll add you to my post, Therese!