Wednesday, February 8, 2012

What's In Your Toolbox?

Here's a link to a list of fifty great writing tools.  The think I really like about this list is that it isn't black and white "rules".  It doesn't say, don't use adverbs, it says to watch them and use them when you need to change the meaning of the verb.  It has a lot of useful advice and I hope you can find it as useful as I have. 


  1. Thanks for the link. I dislike any all or nothing rules - but that's the rebel in me. Sometimes "Suddenly" is simply the best word for the situation. I go by the rule, stay with active voice as much as possible, but when it makes sense to say "was" or "had gone" then use it!

  2. I'm always up for a clear and simple list of writing rules. One of my classes this term is ALL about grammar rules and they tend to bog the mind!

    This list is wonderful and I'll bookmark it for future use (lots and lots of future use!) Thanks!


    1. Yikes. No matter how much I study it I will never understand grammar. It's like a foreign language.