Writerly Advice

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

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