First Principles of Graffiti Living

Posted: January 17, 2015 in graffiti living
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You need not leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen. You need not even listen, simply wait, just learn to become quiet, and still, and solitary. The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked. It has no choice; it will roll in ecstasy at your feet. – Franz Kafka

Here are some basic principles of graffiti living to keep you going:

• rule number one: there are no rules
• rule number two: if you are still looking for rules, go back and read rule number one
• you learn to write by writing
• writers write, right?
• focus on what you really want as a writer, and you will find yourself subconsciously making decisions that move you towards that goal
• live in a way that supports your writing
• write in a way that supports your writing
• don’t confuse writing with editing
• where there’s a word, there’s a way
• whatever works, works
• it doesn’t have to mean, it just has to feel
• if in doubt, write it out
• risk everything
• write what you are afraid to write
• write what you are afraid to let people read
• the more you write, the more you’re right
• quantity first, quality later
• you can’t edit a blank page
• you already have all the resources that you need
• if you throw enough shit against a wall, eventually some of it will stick

Why are you still reading this? Get back to writing!


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