Yes, there are grammar rules. We need to use those because they make our reading something others can understand. That’s part of communication. I always see posts that position things to writers as absolute gospel. The “do this or you’re not a writer” type of posts. Or worse, the ones looking down on those who… Read More Writing Wednesday: The rule is, there are no rules.
I’ve found that it’s common among writers to have random lines pop into our heads at any time of the day or night. It’s just as common, and I’m also guilty of it, to think, “That’s wonderful, I really like that.” Then, the thought vanishes back into the mist. I started a practice a few… Read More Writing Wednesday: Keep the random lines
I never dreamed I’d be a plotter. The very idea of an outline made my head hurt and erased the desire to write a single word. Now… now I am a plotter. At least for Half-Life of a Soul.
I had to stop working on the second book of the Half-Life of a Soul series for a little bit. (No, I have no titles for the individual books. I will eventually think of something clever, but for now, ha. haha. no.) The reason wasn’t that I was driving myself to perfection. For once, it… Read More Writing Wednesday: The First Draft
I mentioned last week that I fell into the writing space and as per usual, that meant nothing else got done. A big chunk of that time was spent editing and restructuring these first ten chapters. I might be strange, but I’ve had to admit to myself … I kind of like the self-editing process.… Read More Writing Wednesday: Editing and Revisions
Well, I didn’t intend to leave everyone hanging for the past week. I sort of fell into writing and well, we won’t discuss the disaster in my house as a result. I clearly still need an adult when I get into writing. Anyone wanna be my nanny? The great news is, I’ve reorganized a bit… Read More Freeform Friday: Whoops?
Ah the joys of editing. Please excuse me while I slam my head into my desk a few more times. As much as I hate editing, I keep finding myself in a place where I enjoy it. As an introspective person, it’s like doing a self-check. Am I doing the best I can? Where can… Read More Writing Wednesday: Editing the First Draft
I admit it, there are times when I’m writing and I absolutely cannot brain whether to use lie or lay. It’s simple, but then I made a mistake before. Am I making it again? This is one of those things that trips people up all the time, especially native speakers of the language. So, to… Read More Writing Wednesday: Lie or Lay?