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by rcthebanditqueen
Mon Jun 09, 2014 2:38 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be a Better Writer--LEARNING FROM THE PROS
Replies: 44
Views: 19919

Re: Be a Better Writer--LEARNING FROM THE PROS

Whew. We had bad storms all weekend and lightning knocked out the internet. But now it's fixed. And I was busy taming my new rooster. Fun farm days! :P I am re-reading the first book in the Little Britches series, by Ralph Moody. I've read it a million times but I LOVE LOVE LOVE it. My mom bought it...
by rcthebanditqueen
Fri Jun 06, 2014 11:07 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be a Better Writer--LEARNING FROM THE PROS
Replies: 44
Views: 19919

Re: Be a Better Writer--LEARNING FROM THE PROS

Rcthebanditqueen, have you read through the last two lessons on this forum on "Breaking the Rules?" What you've said here is pretty much exactly what I said in those two lessons: many, many times good writers will break the rules in order to establish voice or style. I'm so glad you've stopped by t...
by rcthebanditqueen
Fri Jun 06, 2014 8:47 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be a Better Writer--LEARNING FROM THE PROS
Replies: 44
Views: 19919

Re: Be a Better Writer--LEARNING FROM THE PROS

Huh...very interesting. Even though those things are technically wrong grammatically or in other ways, don't they sometimes trump the rules in favor of the writing style? That is to say, in a story that is narrated like that, isn't it okay sometimes, if the story is written in a certain way? (I mean...
by rcthebanditqueen
Fri Jun 06, 2014 1:18 pm
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be a Better Writer--LEARNING FROM THE PROS
Replies: 44
Views: 19919

Re: Be a Better Writer--LEARNING FROM THE PROS

I haven't yet formulated an actual reply, about what I am reading, but I do have a question. You said "Here’s a short passage that breaks almost every rule in the book, but the writing is so good that it makes me despair". Could you point out to me what the things are in the passage that break the r...

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