Writing Rules

Here is a list of my writing rules.  This list will change as I develop and refine.


Rule 0


There will be a time to follow the rules and a time to break the rules.  Be prepared for both.


Rule 1

I started saying this to myself when I noticed that my writing could get very poetic without adding to the flavor of the story.

Don’t write like you think a writer would sound like.

You area  writer.

Write like yourself.

Rule 2

A simple rule from very far back in my school days.  Tell the readers a story; don’t have a character tell the readers a story.

Rule 3

If something you are writing does not feel right, pay attention to your feeling.   Chances are some of your readers will feel it as well.

The tale of an author, and his blog.