Writer Needed

Craig’s List is a funny place:

Writer Needed
Reply to: [redacted]
Date: …
Task – write a biography/self help book.
This will be a book based on the trials and errors as well as life experiences of an individual.
What is required – Prior experience in writing. Must be detail oriented and have an appreciation of philosophy and a willingness to research self-help material.
Compensation is negotiable. Please email a writing sample and contact information.

I don’t even know where to begin.

via my wife: Erica’s 20 Rules for Writers

Erica’s 20 Rules for Writers
1. Have faith–not cynicism
2. Dare to dream
3. Take your mind off publication
4. Write for joy
5. Get the reader to turn the page
6. Forget politics (let your real politics shine through)
7. Forget intellect
8. Forget ego
9. Be a beginner
10. Accept change
11. Don’t think your mind needs altering
12. Don’t expect approval for telling the truth –
(Parents, politicians, colleagues, friends, etc.)
13. Use everything
14. Remember that writing is Heroism
15. Let Sex (The Body, the physical world) in!
16. Forget critics
17. Tell your truth not the world’s
18. Remember to be earth-bound
19. Remember to be wild!
20. Write for the child (in yourself and others)
There are no rules
Erica Jong