The Five Values (and the Ten Principles) of Writing as Enjoyment

In my experience as a writer, I have come to believe in the following values and principles as paramount in ‘writing as enjoyment’.

[Please go to my author website to read the detailed article.]


  1. Writing the book over publishing the book
  2. Enjoying the writing over enjoying the end product
  3. Starting the writing over planning for the writing
  4. Writing for yourself over writing for others
  5. Living to write over writing to live


  1. Do not be constrained by what you think others want you to write
  2. Approach publishers only after completing the writing of the book.
  3. Write, write, write; do not worry about the result.
  4. Write, read, re-write, re-read, correct, re-write, re-correct…
  5. You can start your jogging regimen even in your old shoes.
  6. Don’t be a word counter.
  7. Do not let others manipulate your idea.
  8. Don’t worry about the audience.
  9. Do not expect to make a lot of money writing.
  10. Write, because you have a message for the world.

Please go to my author website to read the detailed article.


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