The Three Cosmic Rules of Writing
By Dennis Palumbo
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.
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.