A Piñata at a Birthday Party in a Mental Hospital

A writer’s brain is full of little gifts, like a piñata at a birthday party. It’s also full of demons, like a piñata at a birthday party in a mental hospital.

McSweeney’s is a veritable treasure trove of better/funnier writing than I can do and almost-productive procrastination (reading about writing is like the same thing as writing, right?)

Every time aspiring writers ask published writers how to get published, they repeat pretty much the same things, which are so simple, that they obviously can’t be true.

Read the full piece about these rules by Colin Nissan at McSweeney’s:
The Ultimate Guide To Writing Better Than You Normally Do

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  1. dad

     /  October 2, 2012

    Just curious, by this posting are you engaging in the necessary reading espoused or are you giving us yet another example of your bottomless ability to …what’s that word again… I am so old now I forget… oh well, maybe the stove needs to be cleaned or the bathroom, in fact I am sure it does, or maybe some cookies. MMMM porkchops! That’s it porkchops!!!

    “Well, it’s time to look procrastination in the eye and tell that seafaring wench, “Sorry not today, today I write.””


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