RSS

Writing Rules We Could Do Without?

16 May

Tarzan shots

Cut and dry rules that can promote your career in any sector are good to know, at least until they aren’t. So this edition of “Writing Rules” features 5 Rules Anjali Sachdeva  says we can do without. I’ve listed the five and encourage you to check out the why’s and wherefore’s at this link for Creative Non-Fiction’s website.

  1. Show, don’t tell.
  2. You should only be a writer if you can’t bear to do anything else. 
  3. Write what you know.
  4. Don’t use the passive voice.
  5. Use interesting verbs.

As an aside to #2, I’m listening to Tarzan in my car and was struck, yet again, by the author information. Edgar Rice Burroughs turned to writing at the age of 35 because he needed to support his family and his previous three careers weren’t cutting it.

 

Advertisements
 
1 Comment

Posted by on May 16, 2013 in On Writing

 

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

One response to “Writing Rules We Could Do Without?

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

 
%d bloggers like this: