So, I’m taking a Creative Writing course this quarter, and the teacher listed eight axioms in his syllabus that I’d like to share, that I think we could all learn from as artists, even if we don’t necessarily agree with all of them (I don’t, not really).


An imperfect sentence is an imperfect thought.
All fiction is information.
The way to be boring is to leave nothing out.
To be interesting is to be interested.
Well-used, language is a precision tool.
There’s no such thing as content without form.
There are no dull subjects, only dull writing.
“Never to be satisfied”- All art is contained herein.

2 thoughts on “Axioms

  1. Thank you for sharing! This is good food for thought.

  2. i'm thinking about these. Although they maybe good principles, they are not absolutes. But, I do think
    "The way to be boring is to leave nothing out.", might be very relevant. :))

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