Posts Tagged ‘writing maxims’

Write What You Know – The Quest For Authenticity

April 30th, 2013 No comments

“Write what you know”. Is it merely a dangerous idea, or could there be something genuinely useful in this controversial writerly advice? Read more…

Write what you know – A Dangerous Idea

April 23rd, 2013 No comments

In our continued effort to improve our writing, we can be very sensitive to the advice of others. Here’s a reason not to follow so-called “common knowledge” advice about what is a very personal craft. Read more…

Writers Write – Seeing the Cliché Through New Eyes

April 9th, 2013 No comments

Another one of those writing maxims and possibly the most obvious, and self-descriptive one of all. So what could I possibly have to say about the advice that “writers write”? Read more…

Do I Have To Write Every Day?

February 5th, 2013 2 comments

Behold, another writing maxim; a do-or-die rule that everyone agrees on! Or do they? We’ve tackled such rules before, but are we about to blow “Write Every Day” out the water? Read more…

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“Show Don’t Tell” – A Rule Made To Be Broken?

September 15th, 2012 6 comments

“Show don’t tell” is a writing maxim as tired as “write what you know”, or “writers write”. But it seems whenever it’s mentioned the writer tells you to take the rule with a pinch of salt or flat out ignore it altogether! What’s the deal? Read more…