Blog Post / Literary Blogs / Spring 2017 / Uncategorized

10 Writing COEmmandments

(Inspired by “Ten Duel Commandments” from Hamilton)

One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine!

It’s the ten writing COEmmandments!

It’s the ten writing COEmmandments!

Number one!

The challenge: demand for no distraction

if your friends don’t oblige have ‘em sanctioned

Number two!

Put away your phone right this second

‘Cause we don’t want you to be checkin’


Number three!

Get your playlist listen with no breaks

This is just here to set a good pace

This is our suggestion to help you set your roots

And a way to keep distractions mute

Number four!

You may get hungry but that’s alright

You brought a snack so go ahead and take a bite

Make sure to keep it light and maybe even healthy

Keep some mix around to fuel your writing ability


Use whatever medium you like

Laptop, notebook, pen

You can write something really fly

Number six!

Go to the bathroom when you need to pee

I’m tellin’ you, you aren’t Bruce Lee

‘Cause if you don’t you-, well, you’ll see


Comfy chair

Your lumbar’s gonna need it

We don’t ever want your back to be cheated

Number eight!

Tie your hair, up outta your face

Make sure you keep your focus

So this paper can get aced

Number nine!

Don’t worry about spelling right

You’re gonna make some typos

But that’s for the rewrite

Then go

One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, number ten! Start writing!

by Emma BozendaAlize McClure, and Karen Clemente

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