Neil Gaiman’s 8 Rules of Writing

Tiny Ducks Fall Asleep on a Dock

Perfection is like chasing the horizon. Keep moving. – N Gaiman

Brain Pickings posted Neil Gaiman’s Rules of Writing today.  This is the key point for me.

Remember that, sooner or later, before it ever reaches perfection, you will have to let it go and move on and start to write the next thing. Perfection is like chasing the horizon. Keep moving.

Part of my motivation in taking up blogging (again, in earnest this time!) is to get over the idea that writing has to be perfect.  What writing should be is frequent.  Blogging is a good way to (re)develop a writing habit.

photo credit: kugel via photopin cc

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About Claudia Scholz

Higher education professional in Atlanta, GA specializing in faculty development and research administration.
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One Response to Neil Gaiman’s 8 Rules of Writing

  1. So dig this man. He always hits the nail right on the head. Thanks for sharing.

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