I've got a couple links for you.
First on the list: 10 writing rules you can (and should) break. Okay, so some of the things he's listed as a 'rule' I'd never heard of before. While I can see the wisdom in them I'm all in favor of breaking them judiciously. Are there any you've never heard of?
Next: Ways to declutter your writing. I thought this had some great suggestions of things to watch out for.
Hope you enjoy them.
The best rule ever I have found is to write everyday, for at least an hour. Writing is like exercising.ReplyDelete
I agree it's like exercise. I can't write everyday. Young kids and all. But I do make it a priority and do it as much as I can.Delete
For the article on rules to break, I especially agree with the one that knocks on the rule that characters need to be likable. I have stuck by many stories with characters I don't necessarily like but I am still intrigued by them nonetheless.ReplyDelete
Why can't you write about music?ReplyDelete
On show don't tell, though, I'd say that unless you *are* a writer from the 19th Century, or Somerset Maugham or someone, you'd better not be telling too often [g]
satta king Remove some of the items you do not absolutely need to make the load.
Trade in your gas guzzler for an economical, high miles per gallon car. If you drive a truck or SUV that gets bad gas mileage, you may be able to cover the monthly payments for a new car with your gas savings. Calculate what you spend on gas now with what you would spend in a car that gets 30mpg or higher. The savings might shock you.satta kingReplyDelete
Do not use hot water to make your coffee. Many people think this is the best way to make their coffee hot; the truth is that the only thing this does is diminish its flavor. You should be using water that is not only cold, but charcoal filtered if possible.