Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!
And we’re revving up IWSG Day to make it more fun and interactive! Every month, we'll announce a question that members can answer in their IWSG Day post. These questions may prompt you to share advice, insight, a personal experience or story. Include your answer to the question in your IWSG post or let it inspire your post if you are struggling with something to say.
January 4 Question: What writing rule do you wish you’d never heard?
LOL - a LOT of them!!!
Almost any rule that says "HAVE TO" drives me nuts.
You have to write every day
You have to include description
You have to tell readers the MC's hair colour
You have to plot
You have to follow your gut
You have to ...
I love to learn and I'm always willing to try something new, so I'm willing to try anything.
Over the last few years, I've learned a lot, but I've also spent a lot of time on trying out new 'rules' that don't work for my brain or my life. On the plus side, I now know a lot of things that DON'T work for me, so it's definitely not wasted time.
How about you? Do the Have Tos drive you crazy as well? Are you an experimenter as well?