Cosmic rules of writing

The Three Cosmic Rules of Writing

By Dennis Palumbo

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As a veteran writer and a licensed psychotherapist specialising in writers’ issues, I know enough to know there aren’t any rules when it comes to writing.

Except for the following, which I modestly call the Three Cosmic Rules of Writing.  I’m serious.  Learn these simple rules, then burn them into your hearts and minds.  It couldn’t hurt.

The First Cosmic Rule:  You Are Enough.

It’s a growth industry:  there are dozens of seminars, how-to books and audio tapes promising to teach you to write better, faster, more commercially.  And there’s nothing wrong with most of these.  I know; I teach some myself.

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Formerly a Hollywood screenwriter (My Favourite Year), Dennis Palumbo, M.A., MFT, is a licensed psychotherapist specialising in creative issues.  He is a regular columnist for the Writers Guild of America.  His recent book, Writing From the Inside Out, published by John Wiley and Sons, is a favourite.

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