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My least favorite rules:

  • You have to use perfect grammar when writing dialogue.
  • Never use a semicolon. (I love JSB, but that’s one of his.)
  • Never use adverbs.
  • Never use exclamation marks.
  • Never end a sentence with a preposition.
  • Never use alliteration.

The one I feel the most attached to is the perfect grammar one, but I’m starting to let go of it. Story trumps grammar every time. I’m about writing a good story, not impressing anyone with my knowledge of The Chicago Manual of Style.




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