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Ten writing rules I obey … and you should too!

Yes, I know, how dare I rant about  writing rules (a lot) on this blog and now tell you to obey these ten?! But today’s posts is about some of the writing rules I've scientifically tested and found useful. (Seriously.) Unfortunately, I rebelled against some of these far too long, and I kick myself for… Continue reading Ten writing rules I obey … and you should too!

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To murder or not?

By now, you all probably know my love/hate relationship with writing rules. Sometimes I resist a rule because I don’t think it applies to my style or genre. Sometimes I resist because it makes no sense to me. And sometimes I resist because it confuses me. “Murder your darlings.” is one of those. Yes, I… Continue reading To murder or not?