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Tag: Breaking Writing Rules

Margie’s Rule #9:  Cliché Play

Margie Lawson

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Margie Lawson

Most writers know to avoid clichés. Every basic how-to book for writers includes a section on avoiding clichés. Those experts refer to clichés as lazy writing.… Read the post

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Break All the Rules


Sherry ThomasSherry Thomas

I like directions. I am, moreover, very good at following directions. Lately, however, I find myself balking at one particular set of directions: writing rules. Now I’m the last person to suggest that everything about writing is subjective and therefore any rule should be kicked in the gonads before it even walks through the door.… Read the post

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