MANDELA’S WAY ~ Lesson No. 6


This is the sixth post in the series of 15 lessons taken from the book MANDELA'S WAY written by Richard Stengel .

EXTRACT : "Nelson Mandela is a man of principle – exactly one : Equal rights for all , regardless of race , class or gender . Pretty much everything else is a tactic . "

And I think that sums it up . It's self-explanatory . Within the realm of writing , do you think that there are core writing principles that cannot be compromised ? For example , some writers believe that you must write ONLY what you know ; others feel that you must "think out of the box" … Do you agree ? What is your core writing principle ?


  1. Blaga on August 12, 2011 at 3:38 am

    I think that you must write about whatever your heart wants you to. Out of the box or in area where you know everything, there is audience for every kind of writing … Good morning from Athens 🙂

    • mish on August 12, 2011 at 7:23 am

      That’s so true Blaga ! And a good morning to you too 🙂

  2. Robin Hawke on October 16, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    Wow…I guess mine would be:
    Anything and everything can work–if given the right context.
    What it means to me:
    Keep plugging, keep at it, you will get it (don't know when), you will make it work,

    • mish on October 17, 2011 at 1:03 pm

      Thanks for sharing this Robin… and for your words of encouragement. 🙂

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