There are all sorts of rules out there for us writers:
- Cut down on adverbs.
- Single Point of View Characters (no omniscient)
- No purple prose
- Perfect grammar
- Tight sentences
- 'said' only speech tag
- Too many commas and such
- No cliches
- fresh writing
- Natural dialogue--no spelling out language the way it sounds: "Ah din't know yous kewd doose dat?"
- Characters: cliche descriptions
- present tense form being a no-no
I do love writing and have learned tons about the craft.
Rules, Rules, Rules. Okay, what we are going to do is REBEL against those rules on June 18th. Let's think outside the box. Bring on your first drafts, your when-you-were-a-kid-first-draft kinda writing. Let's see how many of us have grown from it and how common these rules were broken in the good ole days of writing innocence.
I believe this is going to be a challenge because it goes against everything a writer believes, so . . .
Who's with me? Leave your brave, brave comments along with your petitioned name below with Simply Linked--don't worry, I won't tell on you. Cross my heart.
PS--Okay, okay, here's a bribe . . . do you see that awesome book above? I will enter you for a drawing for your participation. Please help spread the word, it'll be fun! ;)