Here is a list of my writing rules. This list will change as I develop and refine.
There will be a time to follow the rules and a time to break the rules. Be prepared for both.
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.
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.
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.