Two Sylvias' Weekly Muse: September 17, 2023
Issue 73: Registration for Maggie Smith's Zoom Event & More!
Hello Muse Readers!
In our August 20th issue of the Weekly Muse, our introduction featured the “writing rules” of award-winning author Zadie Smith, which appeared in the British newspaper, The Guardian, several years ago. Smith shared her writing advice to aspiring authors based on her experience. At the conclusion of the intro, we invited Muse subscribers to send in your “rules” or “advice” when it comes to writing. We received many enthusiastic responses! Below, we are sharing some of your wisdom.
Writing “Rules” from Muse Subscribers:
Don’t think too hard; write whatever comes to mind. You can always edit it later.
The hardest part is sitting down to write. Make yourself a comfortable writing space where you want to spend time.
Because the world steals time, steal it back by making an appointment to write on your calendar and don’t break it. Show up.
Reward yourself for anything in your writing life you can control. Whenever you finish a batch of submissions, enj…