This week's post is a short list of commandments that every young writer would do well to obey. They're pretty general and I didn't go into specifics, but they should be a good set of rules to look to if you're ever having trouble.
This is how politicians and little kids think.
1. Thou shalt write when thou desirest, be during class lecture, dinner, or at two in the morning.
2. Thou shalt not write for the market, for such is empty and without soul.
3. Thou shalt read often, for good readers make good writers.
4. Thou shalt write as often as thy life or spouse alloweth it.
5. Thou shalt accept constructive criticism, or be consumed in the lake of everlasting failure.
6. Thy stories shall not assume the appearance of a meaningless bloodbath, as the movies often do.
7. Thou shalt try new styles of writing in different genres, so as to better improve thy craft.
8. Thou shalt revere thy predecessors and learn from them.
9. Thou shalt not bash another writer's work without valid reason.
10. Thou shalt endeavor to be famous and awesome through thy writing.
Of course, these aren't the only commandments for writers. There are others, which I may post from time to time. Until then, enjoy your weekend!