Henry Millers commandments on writing.

Henry Millers commandments on writing. 
  1. Work on one thing at a time until finished.
  2. Start no more new books, add no more new material to "Black Spring."
  3. Don't be nervous. Work calmly, joyously, recklessly on whatever is in hand.
  4. Work according to Program and not according to mood. Stop at the appointed time!
  5. When you can't create you can work.
  6. Cement a little every day, rather than add new fertilizers.
  7. Keep human! See people, go places, drink if you feel like it.
  8. Don't be a draught-horse! Work with pleasure only.
  9. Discard the Program when you feel like it—but go back to it next day.ConcentrateNarrow downExclude.
  10. Forget the books you want to write. Think only of the book you are writing.
  11. Write first and always. Painting, music, friends, cinema, all these come afterwards.
I received a tweet yesterday the author of which had been inspired by Henry Miller. I will admit I have not read any of his books, but the suggestion got me looking. A glance at his era, he died in 1980,  qualifies as old school to me. He is officially on my list of to reads. I realize this is has been published, republished ad nauseam but I think it is worth a read. I consider myself a student in most any endeavor I am involved with. It suits me well to take in as much as I can and try to comprehend it as well. The comprehension seems to take more effort with advancing years I swear. And lets face it, how many experts have I come across who were quite full of shit? I cant do the math but it is fairly common. Henry Millers commandments- good stuff. Definitely some worthwhile points.

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