On Writing

I received a request from an aspiring writer. Looking back to my humble beginnings, I can’t recall ever thinking that someday, someone would ask me for advice on writing.

Here are some points I’ve found to endure the test of time.

1. Write for yourself, edit for your audience.
2. Write as though it’s your last page and today is your last day. The mind becomes very clear at this edge where one’s fears and inhibitions fall away.
3. Enjoy the “aspiring” part of being a writer. Once you published, it feels like work.
4. It’s all about the journey. The most bittersweet moment for every voyager is when the end comes into sight.