16 Rules to help you become a Writer

by Larry Strattner

Write knowing few people read.

Look. Smell things. Listen and do not speak.

Stand alone, in the dark of night.

Describe an empty room.

Write what others ignore.

Write it again.

Get comfortable with criticism. 

Always underestimate the comprehension of a reader.

Learn many words of eight letters or less. Use them.

Do not be embarrassed by insights.

Write things you wish were true.

Create people you wish were real.

Write it again.

Write for yourself.

Accept loneliness.

Write it again.