Monday, June 20, 2011
Writing Tip of the Day - Ignore the "Nevers." Find Your Method
If another writer tells you something that begins with "Never..." or "Always..." an alarm should go off in your head and, at the minimum, you should examine their statement and see if it applies to you rather than following their advice blindly. Yes, there may be a few rules relating to common sense behavior when dealing with editors, publishers or other writing professionals, but when it comes to the writing itself we're all individuals, and one writer's methods may not be the methods that work best for you. Find what works for you, what feels right for you, and stick to that.