Welcome back for another month of writers reaching out to writers. We’re a quivering, twittering mess with crunched up Kleenex and empty coffee pots, but we have stories to tell. Come hear them. Read them. In exchange? Coffee, lots and lots of coffee.
Prompt question for today – What writing rule do you wish you’d never heard?
I had to think hard about this one. There isn’t one specific rule that drives me crazy, but that’s mostly because I ignore anything that drives me crazy. 🙂
You think I’m kidding, don’t you? I’m not. If I had to give anyone writing advice, it would pertain to following the rules only as far as they advance your work. Since there isn’t a playbook writers can follow to craft “the story” that everyone will love, take all rules, advice and feedback for any value provided and chuck the rest.
Time for some news.
This first story reminds me of the guy who burned his house down killing a spider with a flame thrower. I think there are much easier ways to get rid of old Christmas trees. But then again … Mythbusters should probably hire this guy.
Nice move. This cop is a good guy.
In science news this week, yet another layer in the extinction of certain dinosaurs. Not only does this more fully develop our understanding, but it loosely informs my WIP. Win-win.
That’ll do it for me tonight. See you in seven.