- Don’t bore the reader.
- Don’t break the contract with the reader.
- Keep writing.
These are the Three Rules of Writing as I currently understand them. They are subject to change if I get new information.
(BTW, the second rule refers to all the un-written expectations a reader has when choosing your book. Off the top of my head are; both staying inside but also challenging the advertised genre, sticking to a single grammar/punctuation/formatting style, and plot/characters stay true to themselves. There are probably more…)
In other news, I’m shoving some amazing information into my brain at a rate that is a bit difficult to process. What does this mean for you, my giddy audience? I will be adding to my Low-Budget Writing Program series as soon as I can sort the information out properly. There will be future posts about fear of writing, profanity, sustained motivation, and (my personal kryptonite) grammar/punctuation. (I’ll wait to link to the old posts, because I suspect they could use some serious editing and fall cleaning.)
Back to my WIP revisions. Happy writing, y’all!