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Henry Miller’s Writing Commandments Jan 31

I must confess, my only real exposure to author Henry Miller is the provocative film, Henry and June. Based on that movie, I’m surprised he found time to write (Lucky bastard!). But nonetheless he seemed to have an effective approach.

Here’s a graphic, courtesy of The Chive, that appears to show part of his work schedule. It contains some great writing tips or “commandments” that can also apply to screenwriting:

Henry Miller Writing Tips

While items 4 and 8 seem to be somewhat contradictory, there are some wonderful “commandments” here. Which ones do you find most helpful?


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  1. Scott Ware says:

    “When you can’t create you can work.” It takes the wind out of the sail that says “I must be inspired to write.”

    I also like the directive to drink. I didn’t need permission before, but I certainly won’t begrudge the support.

    Cheers!

  2. Trevor Mayes says:

    Ha! Yeah, you won’t get any argument from me on that commandment!

  3. Jamie says:

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