Rules of the Writer


A bubble of thought
That drives pen to paper
And finger to key
Is the first step
To a world of freedom
And coiling restrictions
Voices ring out
Do this
Not that
Follow this
And follow that
One negates another
Rules are learned
Some will work
While others fail
You focus on the losses
Because the voices
Only see the faults
As time moves on
You learn your trade
Developing a voice
To call your own
And drown out
The ear-less gatekeepers

About Charles Yallowitz

Charles E. Yallowitz was born, raised, and educated in New York. Then he spent a few years in Florida, realized his fear of alligators, and moved back to the Empire State. When he isn't working hard on his epic fantasy stories, Charles can be found cooking or going on whatever adventure his son has planned for the day. 'Legends of Windemere' is his first series, but it certainly won't be his last.
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10 Responses to Rules of the Writer

  1. V.M.Sang says:

    I like ‘the earless gatekeepers’, Charles!


  2. L. Marie says:

    This would make a great epigraph for your fantasy writing craft book.


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