The Writing Rules from Hell

It’s August and I’m in the northern hemisphere, so I suppose it’s only natural I’d be thinking about Hell. I mean, we had a bit of rain yesterday and it cooled the embers we’re roasting on somewhat but still, it’s August, which to me is the same as Hell. So here are a few writing tips from Hell. Hopefully, they’ll send cold shivers down my spine as I write them. Continue reading The Writing Rules from Hell

Forbidden Words and Scorn

I’m generally a nice person who respects rules and doesn’t mind their enforcement because I understand the point of rules. However, I’ve recently come across personal opinions paraded as rules and that’s not among the things I easily abide. So, it’s time for some chastising. Continue reading Forbidden Words and Scorn

Rules for Writers? Think Again.

Anyone who writes and is on Twitter will have probably seen the writing-rule storm that Jonathan Franzen unwittingly unleashed last week with his 10 rules for writers. Reactions ranged from genuine outrage and swearing to mock advice that was in many cases brilliant, so I’ll be sharing this here. Continue reading Rules for Writers? Think Again.