Jayna Morrow

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10 Commandments of Writing

Posted on February 5, 2014 at 8:00 AM

1. Thou shalt set aside time to write every day.

2. Thou shalt set a daily word count goal and stick to it.

3. Thou shalt follow the path of the Hero's Journey.

4. Thou shalt create memorable characters.

5. Thou shalt retain a unique voice.

6. Thou shalt capture readers from the start and hold them captive until The End.

7. Thou shalt "write tight" and endeavor to improve the craft of writing with every book.

8. Thou shalt remain thick-skinned through the editing process and refer to commandment #7 when in doubt.

9. Thou shalt put only God and family before writing. Make writing a priority.

10. Thou shalt do unto fellow authors as you would have them do unto you.

Here are the links:Paula Mowery on Creative Christian Writers Crank Up http://ccwcu.blogspot.com/Delia Latham on Write Right! http://www.delialatham.wordpress.comClare Revell on The World Can Wait http://telscha.blogspot.co.uk/Jayna Morrow on JaynaMorrow.com http://www.jaynamorrow.com/apps/blog/ Brooksie on Groovie Brooksie www.grooviebrooksie.blogspot.comLilly Maytree at http://www.lillymaytree.blogspot.comLinda Yezak at 777 Peppermint Place http://lindayezak.com/ Julia M. Toto on JuliaMToto.com http://www.juliamtoto.com/#!Ten-Commandments-of-Writing-Inspirational-Fiction-click-here/c1wao/7621A019-97B0-4FAF-BCFD-1A2A3689C0CECreative Christian Writers' Crank Upccwcu.blogspot.comChoose a sticker or emoticon

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6 Comments

Reply Jayna
10:06 PM on February 6, 2014 
Thank you, Ladies! So sorry I put 9 pm instead of 9 am and then ran off to work and to see the Harlem Globetrotters. Man, I thought I did good. Maybe an 11th Commandment is order: Though shalt double check any automated technology. Goodness!
Reply Delia Latham
6:07 PM on February 6, 2014 
LOL! Lilly, you always make me laugh. Love it!
Reply Lilly Maytree
12:28 AM on February 6, 2014 
Goodness, I must be dealing with "apparitions" tonight. The punctuation key on my previous comment seems to have gone berserk. On the other hand, what an excellent example of emphasis? yikes!
Reply Lilly Maytree
12:14 AM on February 6, 2014 
Love those commandments, Jayna? oh, how I agree! Now let's all talk about the how! Methinks if we will dig deep enough in this discussion, we will find treasure?
Reply Delia Latham
9:31 PM on February 5, 2014 
Great job, Jayna! From what I've seen, you do a great job of #8...at least, you haven't come after me with a big ol' Texas shotgun just yet! lol
Reply Brooksie Cox
8:43 PM on February 5, 2014 
I liked your commandments. They are all true.

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