No, that’s not the rumbling of my stomach. It’s my Loyal Readers, muttering, The Rules! Come on! I wanna read about The 7 Reasonable Rules of Writing!
We all want the reassurance that we’re doing it “right.” But, as my 3rd-degree black-belt karate-master daughter would counsel us (I telephoned her, and asked her), “Don’t get frustrated. Don’t give up. It doesn’t all come at once.” We’re laying the groundwork for greatness: the Age of the Author as an Artist.
As we’ve seen, the avant-garde may not be able to brainwash the public about what consumers “should” regard as Art – although that doesn’t stop them from trying.
But whereas the fifth columns hidden within Art’s other disciplines have not had much success in bringing painters, sculptors and musicians to heel, those who infiltrate the ranks of writers have honed their brow-beating skills to a fine edge.
For example, an article at…
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