The Fantasy Writers' Toolshed


Writing 'Rules'

So-called writing rules have been a touchy subject in the writing world of late. It all exploded after a list of rules by Jonathan Franzen re-surfaced, provoking a wave of ire not just against Franzen, but against so-called writing 'rules', the do's and don't's of the craft.

Around the same time, Richie conducted some research on the rules that writers hate most of all, and in this episode, we chat about some of them, namely passive voice, showing instead of telling and using adjectives and adverbs.

This is a topic in which people aren't short of an opinion, and as always we want to hear from you. Get in touch by emailing!

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