What a great list of “rules” to encourage the writer in all of us!
I can say after a decade of teaching writing in the classroom, this is a far better set of writing precepts than what most students enjoy. Push your student writers to write like professionals do — with authority, risk, and authenticity.
I write. I design. I cook. I read. I make music. I talk to people -- all kinds of people.
I used to teach and hopefully will do so again someday.
My dream job would be a cross between barrista and consultant, with a large helping of international travel and bohemian wandering through concerts, museums, galleries, and open spaces.
Somewhere back in time, my students started calling me "RameyLady" and the name stuck. I like it. There's a Ramey-man too. He's a much better writer but he seems to be too humble to share it with the world....at least, not yet.