An examination of my writing rules one at a time.
Rule #3: Find someone to read your writing who is NOT a writer.
My training as a long distance runner is primarily solo. My running career started with runs on the treadmill. Eventually after 8 months I joined a running group. The group gave me perspective about how fast I was running and how many miles a week I ran compared to other runners similar to me. It was not a judgment just a reality and perspective check.
Writing can be the same way. Writing is a solitary act but we need to share our writing. Writers need community -of writers and readers.