A Moment of Inspiration . . .
That’s what I experienced when I read my agent’s post, “Writing Rules are Just Tools.”
Rachelle Gardner tackled a topic that has caused many writers to wonder: how do we respond to the “rules” we hear bandied about the blogosphere?
Rather than restate the wisdom she so aptly shared, I recommend you read her post by following the link above.
What I Learned . . .
Focusing on the details can be detrimental if we don’t have the big picture in place. Sure, it’s helpful to know where to place a comma or when we can omit certain words in order to tighten our writing, but I feel led to cover a broader range of topics.
Our biggest challenge as writers is to tell a compelling story and make our writing sing. With that in mind, I plan to shift the focus of my WoW posts. Rather than sharing editorials tidbits as I have been, we’ll be looking at ways we can become more adept wordsmiths.
Each Wednesday, either a guest or I will present a writing technique and invite you to join the discussion. Together, we’ll learn to make our words work for us.
I Wanna Know . . .
How do you feel when you encounter another “writing rule” while cruising cyberspace?
Do you tend to view the “rules” as something you “should” incorporate in your writing, or do you see them more as tools or guidelines?
Since I want RWotJ to be a place where you can find topics of interest to you, what are some techniques you’d like to explore as we endeavor to become better wordsmiths?