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The 7 Reasonable Rules of Writing. | IRISH FIREBRANDS: A Novel ~ and Other Works by Christine Plouvier, Indie Author

Inviting all Indie Authors to stroll with me down memory lane….

 

The 7 Reasonable Rules of Writing. | IRISH FIREBRANDS: A Novel ~ and Other Works by Christine Plouvier, Indie Author

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A Declaration for Independents.

IRISH FIREBRANDS: A Novel ~ and Other Works by Christine Plouvier, Indie Author

Upon the conclusion of a season dedicated to examining the true nature of Writing as Art and The 7 Reasonable Rules that govern it, we close this celebration of Artistic Independence with the publication of a MinutaCarta for Independent Author-Publishers:

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WHEREAS the publishing industry has falsely classified Writing as a craft, over which it has asserted its control of Writing subjects, styles and sales, when, in fact, Writing is a true Art, beholden only to the subjective assessment of its Patron, the Reader; Authors, as Independent Artists, hereby embrace the Freedom and purpose of Written Art to Communicate, and declare that the intangible Art of Writing is Independent from the rules of tangible crafts.

WE HOLD that the Art of Writing – whether Fiction or Non-fiction, Prose or Poetry – has the right to be governed only by The 7 Reasonable Rules of Writing: Excellent Spelling: because the…

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The 7 Reasonable Rules of Writing.

IRISH FIREBRANDS: A Novel ~ and Other Works by Christine Plouvier, Indie Author

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Art is the self-actualized level of expression. As Artists, writers must stand up for what they believe, and not apologize for their preferences in mode of communication.

One testament to the true nature of Writing as an Art (not a craft), is the existence within its ranks of a fifth column, called the avant-garde. This group advocates artistic Darwinism: whatever is newest is deemed to be the best, because it’s presumed to have been built upon the ruins of discarded forms and outmoded beliefs. Many online writing gurus are of the avant-garde school of thought.

Such a disdain for tradition is not found among the producers of Craft. Craftworkers also develop innovative designs from new materials, but they universally revere their roots. (My first creative career was as a “published” craftworker – which means that I was paid for my patterns, by the magazines that published them…

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