I posted the first 10 "Murphy's Laws for
Writers," I said that I would
share the rest in a future newsletter. Today, I
am making good on that promise, but before you
read them, here are some more Murphy's Laws
+ Murphy's Laws of Law Enforcement (Your
bullet proof vest was supplied by the lowest
+ Murphy's Laws of Drinking (Never
drink with anyone crazier or better armed than
+ Murphy's Technology Laws (All great
discoveries are made by mistake.)
Here are the rest of my Murphy's Law's for
Murphy's Laws for Writers (Part
||Everyone's busy. Organize your life so you can write
as often as you can.
||Take creative risks and imaginative leaps. You won't
break anything, but you might discover something.
||Don't rush to publish.
||Don't fall for vanity press schemes/scams like Vantage
Press, the Library of Poetry and Who's Who in the. . . .
||If you are writing fiction or literary nonfiction for
money, you are misinformed. If you are writing poetry for money, you
||If you put a © symbol on your manuscript when sending
it out, you are saying you do not trust the editor. If you do not
trust the editor, don't send it.
||Give back. Don't be greedy or mean. Share with others.
||Buy books of writers you admire and subscribe to
||Revise! Revise! Revise!
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