Don't think there are any rules that fit all...like most things I guess.
- Don't write when not `in the mood'. (Probably best to head off and do something else)
- Write from your heart (it has to `feel' right)
- Take notes at any time. (I use my iphone)
- Take heaps of photo's (I've been known to wallow in nostalgia, returning to a `travel' subject from years back)
- Forget about getting published (if it happens, great; but rejection is the norm. Writing mostly means another job)
- Make each word count (and use as few as possible)
- Revisit your work over, over , over and over again...then repeat the exercise (until absolutely happy)
- Get a good editor, with an affinity for what you are trying to say (especially in the early days)
Photo: The best editor on the planet (for me) - Jackey Coyle of `Wordy Gurdy; at the launch of `Indian Summers - Mumbai and beyond'.
Photo: Jackey Coyle at the Melbourne Launch of `Indian Summers' _ Ian Cochrane