I’ve noticed that writers and editors run out of things to talk about so they invent ridiculous rules that don’t exist outside their own heads, or they apply them like a toddler with a hammer. “Don’t use adverbs!” they say. You know, adverbs can be terrific.
Writing is never about 1 + 1 = 2. It’s about understanding how story works, and how the language works, and seeing how you can make the two fit together.
Join the conversation!
To join the forums where we talk about all things writing, editing, and book related, including a book club for developmental editors, send an email to email@example.com with your full name and the email address you’d like to use for communications, and I’ll
you set up.
Re-release: One of my favorite romances, A Certain Kind of Magic. Get it here.