Thursday, March 19, 2009

"What Not to Do Wednesday with George Singleton" at Cathy C.'s Hall of Fame

What Not To Do Wednesday with George Singleton

And now for someone completely different at What Not to Do Wednesday: acclaimed Southern writer,George Singleton.

George has a new book making a writing splash, Pep Talks, Warnings & Screeds, that's full of his writing What To Do's. So, really, he could have just slapped a "Not" in front of his witty wisdom and passed it along here. But George is a classy guy, so he came up with something completely different for the Hall of Fame. Read and learn, grasshopper.

George Singleton's What Not To Do

So I've been thinking about this topic for a week. Don't eat jelly sandwiches directly above your keyboard. Don't plagiarize. Don't threaten editors. If you know Russian or Chinese fluently, don't spend eight or ten pages of a novel wherein the characters only communicate in Russian or Chinese, just to show the reader how smart you are. Don't keep disposable safety razors anywhere near your writing desk.

But these seem obvious.

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