Tuesday, July 20, 2010

A Fortune in Writing

A few issues ago, Writer's Digest had a color-coded alert system called "Anxiety Levels for Writers." In that spirit I bring you:

Fortune Cookies for Writers

"Know what you write, don't write what you know."

"It is nver 2 late 2 leern 2 spel."

"In order to edit, you must first write."

"There is no such thing as just one draft." (There's no such thing as one rabbit.)

"Don't let adjectives overshadow your talents." (Don't let your limitations overshadow your abilities.)

"Today you will meet a tall, dark Someone. His name is Webster."

"Don't confuse there with they're or their." (Don't confuse recklessness with confidence.)

"Every (good) writer asks many questions." (Every wise man started out asking many questions.)

"Don't just act, think!" (Don't just think, act!)

"Long shelf-life is in store for you." (Long life is in store for you.)


  1. My recent fortune:

    "Don't forget to smile. You never know who's falling in love with it!"

    Writer interpretation:

    Don't forget to write. You never know who's falling in love with it!