New Year's Restitutions

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By Porter Ander­son | @Porter_Anderson

Writing on the Ether: New Year’s Restitutions 

[su_dropcap size=”4″]M[/su_dropcap]Most of the posts I found for #HappyWriterAdviceDay (otherwise known as New Year) featured our best and brightest telling our brightest and best that they have to write at least 500 words each day damn it, no matter what.

Even if both your arms fall off and the power goes out, you still have to write 500 words each day damn it.

Small square buttonYour spouse may die, your children may put out each others’ eyes with their Hunger Games archery sets, and terrorist attacks may collapse buildings on your head, but you have to write 500 words each day damn it, that’s it, that’s all, amen and awomen.

In everyone’s defense: we’re being driven to this stark-staring fixation on word counts by the Digital Enablement. Nobody dast blame us. This is Boom Town, baby. Everybody can publish, publish, publish. Who cares if you have nothing to say? Write a book, anyway. No, write four. Per year. If you don’t, you’re a wuss. Five-hundred words…I told you that part already, right? Okay.

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