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Monday, December 30, 2013

Rules for Writing




I find other people's rules for writing inspiring, in that self-confirming kind of way. Today, it's the "narrow down, exclude" that strikes me. What Miller doesn't say, however, is that you have to "open up, include" before you can "narrow down, exclude." Maybe the "open up, include" got cut when he narrowed down his commandments?