As an author, have you been inundated with "rules"?
Don't use dialogue tags, only beats.
Avoid passive verbs.
Don't use "weasel" words.
You're not alone. Authors are often confronted with the "rules" of writing, many times by those who push them as never/don't restrictions instead of minimize/limit guidelines. Listening to all of those voices can leave you feeling chained. Unnecessarily. As time passes, more chains are added in the form of yet more "rules".
There IS a common sense approach to the "rules" that strips away the chains.
It's time to break free!
About the Author
Dawn lives in the high desert of Southern Arizona with her husband of over 20 years and a variety of furry and feathered critters. She enjoys photography, crochet, scrapbooking, spinning her own yarn from wool and alpaca, beading and jewelry-making, and lots of reading. When not doing those things, she writes romance, romantic-suspense, women's fiction under the name Dawn M. Turner, and medieval and urban fantasy with a Christian worldview under the name D.M. Turner. She took first place in the Contemporary Romance category, as well as winning the Grand Prize, in the 2011 Writers on the Storm Category Five Writing Contest.
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