Category Archives: Writing rules

Freelance Writing Guide: A Review


As a writer, I often look for articles and books that help me with my craft.  One such book is Freelance Writing Guide by Christine Rice.   Christine is a self-published writer who decided to share the things she learned in her first year as a free-lance writer.  The book is simple and concise, but it gives a …

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The English Language: Gotta love it


Today we look at the English language again.  I LOVE language/words!   For a post on my other blog, I looked in a thesaurus trying to get a different way to say “Random Ramblings”  My favorite was “Promiscuous Ponderings’.  You can take a look here if you like.  I did not use that title, of course, but …

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Knitting a Story?


Gram and Imma sit in their rocking chairs, knitting needles clacking with the sound of their squeaking chairs.  (Boy does it get noisy in my head!)  Squeak, click, click squeak, repeat. Gram:  You know, Imma, knitting is a lot like writing a story.  You take the threads of the story yarn and weave it bit …

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Writing Your Story


“Write your story as it needs to be written. Write it honestly, and tell it as best you can. I’m not sure that there are any other rules. Not ones that matter.”    ~ Neil Gaiman I borrowed this quote for today’s post.  We all have a story (stories) to tell.  Many of us need to …

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And I started a Sentence with But


Originally posted on dodging commas:
Can you start a sentence with “and” or “but”? As a writer, I often find myself in situations when I want to use “and” to start a sentence. But you’re not supposed to start a sentence with a conjunction – right? Yet I was very surprised when a piece of…

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Handling writer’s block


Gram:  I probably deal with writers block more than Imma does. One reason is my perfectionist tendencies.  Another is my perfectionist tendencies.  :D.  I have an ‘all or nothing’ mentality when it comes to my work.  I want perfection, and I don’t want to put my name on something that doesn’t reflect well on me.  You can see …

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Meet MJ’s Brain


Imagine my surprise when I dropped in on MJLogan’s blog to find my name, along with Gram’s and Imma’s, as part of his post.  Mike has taken the challenge of recognizing the two sides of the brain and how they effect (proofreader doesn’t like that word, but it’s what I meant.  It can affect writing as …

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Imma’s “suggestions” of writing


  As you know, I respect the need for rules, but I do not like them.  I prefer a more free-flowing work, applying my own rules as I go.  That being said, the following are some of my suggestions for improving your writing. 1.  Write, write, write, and then write some more. 2.  Don’t worry …

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Grams rules of writing


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