Writing Rules

Dear Readers: I readily admit I am a perfectionist. And an avid rule-follower. A number of these rules (aka guidelines?) are preached by creative writing teachers in classes, in professional writer magazines, and on the internet. Yet when I read famous published authors these regulations seem to be selectively overlooked. So here is my answer to … More Writing Rules

Easily Offended

Dear Readers: Editing is such a painful process. I have been writing and rewriting for what seems like a century. I thought my reviews would take one, maybe two passes. But I am at about a half dozen and counting. The first draft needed refinement before I could send my story out to my beta … More Easily Offended