The Insecure Writer’s Support Group
Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!
Posting: The first Wednesday of every month is officially Insecure Writer’s Support Group day.
Remember, the IWSG question is optional!!!
January 4 Question: What writing rule do you wish you’d never heard?
Alex J. Cavanaugh's awesome co-hosts for the January 4 posting of the IWSG will be Eva @ Lillicasplace, Crystal Collier, Sheena-kay Graham, Chemist Ken, LG Keltner, and Heather Gardner!
Hello my friends!
If the blog looks a little different today, it's just because I'm trying to spruce it up for the new year. I do like this beachy-scene, but I may try a few more backgrounds before I settle.
Today's helpful IWSG optional question is 'What writing rule do you wish you'd never heard?'.
Have we met? Cause if we have, you'd know that I HATE rules.
And, as soon as you tell me the rules, I have to do everything in my power to do the opposite of those rules.
To rebel against them.
It's a curse, really. I'm not any happier about it than you are, truly.
Here are just a few writing rules that I'm sure you're familiar with.
Don't use cliches.
Don't use the word 'was' too much.
Don't use semicolons.
Don't use large fonts.
Don't use too many exclamation points.
Don't write prologues.
Don't use the word 'but' so much.
Don't write epilogues.
Don't use small fonts.
Don't tell, show.
Don't use the word 'very' at all.
Don't start a book with dialogue.
Don't use the word 'before' as much.
Don't end a book on a cliffhanger.
Are you catching my drift?
It was very clear, before I started this post. :)
It's enough to make you want to scream!!!
I didn't break all of these rules, but I did break a few.
And, truthfully; rules can be bent.
Point is...don't stress about the little things.
Keep moving forward.
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