Randy’s Rules for Writing
1. As simple as possible, and then simpler.
2. “In every case the effect must be vivid, instantaneous and unmistakable.”
The first rule has been my goal/guidance for many years. The spirit of the second rule has also been with me for years but I hadn’t the words until I found them in a book, Vaudeville, written in 1914 by Caroline Caffin (with artwork by Marius de Zayas). She is setting the parameters for a successful stage performance, but they are also essential to my art.