Tuesday, January 18, 2011

New Rules For Writers: Ignore Publicity, Shun Crowds, Refuse Recognition And More

I thought you might like this. The ten commandments for being a successful writer destined for immortality. I loved reading it. Hard rules, eh? An example:

"1. Disobey the System. The system--from the MFA program to that fat-ass editor sitting in glorious judgment over your manuscript--will never reward originality. So fuck it! The more you humiliate yourself before it, shape your writing, your lifestyle, your public persona, your habits of endearment and hostility, according to what you think "they" want, the more it'll ruthlessly crush you. The system is for the benefit of insiders--and you don't get to be an insider by being an original."


1 comment:

  1. I just finished reading this and for a second i thought i was the writer-okay, i am not the writer, but i can't but wonder if this writer entered into my head or perhaps chanced upon my daydream musings!