When you first start out writing, you find that there are lot of people only too willing to give you advice. Sadly, although it’s (mostly) well-intended, this advice isn’t always clear, meaningful, or even correct. And as we all know, truly great writers break a lot of so-called ‘rules’ – ‘though I am a firm believer that to break the rules effectively you must first know them.
That said, here are some articles that look at commonly-touted advice, and examine exact what the advice means, and whether or not it’s actually useful.
Be A Reader – coming soon
That’s Passive! – Or, how to recognise the passive voice, and what ‘was’ really does.
Show, Don’t Tell! – Or, passive writing.
Write What You Know – coming soon