New at Just Can’t Help Writing: I argue that something’s lost when people refrain from writing negative reviews for fear of hurting authors’ feelings. What do you think?
TODAY AT JUST CAN’T HELP WRITING: CHECK OUT THIS POST ON CADENCE AND BEATS IN YOUR WRITING!
Writers in the Storm features guest blogger Margie Lawson‘s excellent discussion of how to use rhythm and cadence to enhance the flow of your prose. I provide some additional resources and links to my earlier posts on Novel First Lines and punctuation. Let me know what rhetorical devices you use! http://tinyurl.com/pq7bjkd
New at Just Can’t Help Writing!
3 Lessons and 4 Resolutions from the Indiana Writers’ Workshop in Indianapolis Oct. 24. www.justcanthelpwriting.wordpress.com
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NOTE TO SELF: Four editing rules to follow THIS TIME!
Do you have self-editing rules like these? Do you have any I ought to apply?
NEW AT JUST CAN’T HELP WRITING: GRAMMAR RULES I’M ON THE FENCE ON. ARE YOU?
MORE ON SINGULAR “THEY” FROM DENNIS BARON’S WEB OF LANGUAGE
NEW AT JUST CAN’T HELP WRITING! How Much Grammar Do You Need? Part V: Rules Erudite People Break (and other erudite people notice)
Four rules I’ve seen broken in some rather surprising places. But these are the kinds of rules agents and editors are likely to notice. Do you have candidates for this list? http://wp.me/p1KFmw-6H
At Just Can’t Help Writing: Grammar Rules You DON’T Need!
Check out my latest installment of “How Much Grammar Do You Need?” I argue that these three rules can safely be ignored. They aren’t even real “rules”! http://wp.me/p1KFmw-6g
New Post at Just Can’t Help Writing
In which I continue to make my case that we may not need as much “grammar” as we think. This post: I introduce Joseph M. Williams’s article, “The Phenomenology of Error,” in which he takes apart some of the “language mavens” for committing the very errors they warn us against. Fun! http://wp.me/1KFmw
New Post on Just Can’t Help Writing: How Much “Grammar” Do You Need?
I’m making my case that there are grammar rules and then there are “rules.” Which ones should we obsess about? http://wp.me/p1KFmw-57