Forget your grade school teacher who was a stickler for spelling and grammar.
Forget your high school teacher who forced you to turn in an outline with your essay.
Forget your college professor who forced you to write a certain way.
Forget all the classmates or instructors who cruelly critiqued or ridiculed you.
Remember, instead, your discernment, your wisdom, your innate, free-flowing creativity and the guiding voice of your Muse, which will never let you down if you step out of the way and surrender fully to it.
~ adapted from "13 Rules for Birthing Your Book," from The Voice of the Muse: Answering the Call to Write.