by Ruth Harris on the Anne R. Allen site:
Ruth and Anne wish you all a very happy and prosperous 2018.
As Anne wrote earlier this month, you run into a lot of bogus information about writing in the Internet age.
Other advice you run into can be helpful…but be wary of taking it all as gospel.
Remember that rigid rules usually lead to wooden, awkward writing.
In the end, what will nail that book and make your writing sing is getting into that flow where the muse takes over and the words pour out onto the page.
That’s hard to do when you’re trying to follow dozens of rules.
Especially when some of the “rules” make no sense.