Write from your heart, not with your head. This week, I posted the following on Twitter: “Writers, listen to what’s in your heart. It will never steer you wrong.” I had thought a bit about using an absolute when writing this — as a journalist, absolutes such as “never” and “always” are a big no-no — but did so anyway. As expected, I received a reply from a tweep challenging me: “Never?” he asked. Sure, in life, it makes sense to do what’s sensible sometimes, perhaps most of the time, but writing — fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction — is the place where the heart rules, and the brain takes a backseat. Some of the best writing I’ve done came after shooing my brain away, my brain who kept warning: What are you doing? Are you crazy? You can’t write that! Oh, yeah, watch me.