Wednesday, January 4, 2017

IWSG - THERE ARE RULES?




Created by Alex J Cavanaugh






January 4 Question: What writing rule do you wish you’d never heard?
There are rules for writing? Honestly, I wasn’t paying attention. Too busy writing, but I look forward to reading your answers to the question.
As for me and rules – aren’t they meant to be broken? J



 Happy 2017!

A New Year, the opportunity for new beginnings. Love that aspect and I am grabbing the bull by the horns. I hope you are too! Go for it, make this the year you achieve your deepest desires!
What are your writing goals for 2017?

Consider adding WEP writing challenges to your goals:



WEP - Write...Edit...Publish



26 comments:

  1. Excellent, more challenges! Gutted that I couldn't take part in the December one, but I'm all set for this year's challenges. Can't wait!

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  2. I haven't thought about goals for my writing, I just enjoy the weekly word challenge, although I do occasionally wish I could expand and finish a story.
    I've written down the WEP dates, but can't promise I'll do them.

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  3. Happy New Year!
    I had to laugh at your question. There are rules? and then your answer. Cute! That's the best way too deal with it. Write.
    Wishing you an awesome 2017.
    Shalom aleichem,
    Pat Garcia

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  4. New year, new goals, and I have already hit the ground running with my own personal writing goals.

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  5. Yep, screw the rules leave them to other fools

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  6. Happy New Year, Yolanda! Rules are meant to be broken. Too stifling,yes? Nice to see all of these new challenges from WEP. Will definitely check them out.

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  7. Oh thank you for the W.E.P. reminder! The tail end of 2016 left me for a loop and I fell off many writing bandwagons. I always loved participating in the challenge and I loved reading the entries!

    And I agree with you: rules are usually meant to be broken but only as long as you know them well enough to turn them on their heads!

    Happy New Year!
    Jen

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  8. I'm definitely going to check out the WEPs this year - thanks for the info on them. It's a brand new year with so many possibilities. I hope yours is wonderful :-)

    Cheers - Ellen

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  9. Rules? We don't need no stinkin' rules!

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  10. It's funny because many people are said the same thing in their posts..."There are rules?"

    I love the prompts this year for WEP. :)

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  11. Funny guys, you and Alex. Get your rule books out and study. There will be a test.

    Happy New Year.

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  12. Rules are always meant to be broken. Yay!

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  13. love the themes for WEP! i will bookmark and try to make time for at least one of them!

    hope your year is off to a good start! and thanks for stopping by my Cradle Rock release tour!

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  14. Like I need more challenges in my writing life!

    Hey I wrote for about a year without knowing the rules. Of course I deleted most of those words later. :)

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  15. I like your approach: Rules are meant to be broken. YES!

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  16. Heh. Heh. Why didn't someone tell me it was IWSG. I was too busy breaking writing rules to notice. I've added a prequel to my current post to include the IWSG question. I'm really snarky about writing rules...:-)

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  17. WEP is a lot of fun. The challenges makes you dig deep within your writing self. Write your way and let guidelines improve the craft not take over your creativity. Happy 2017! This co-host is glad to see you up and at them with IWSG, Yolanda.

    QueendSheena
    2017 IWSG January Co-Host

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  18. Hi Yolanda
    Rules. Ha! I was in an in-person critique group for twenty years and rules came up at every meeting. I spent a lot of time being frustrated until I learned them.

    Thanks for buying my book. I hope you enjoy it. My story didn't get into IWSG so I'm bummed.
    Nancy

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  19. I like your attitude. AND, the WEP Challenge is becoming a part of my regular posting schedule, I find it a great challenge to my verbosity to get a good story in under 1000 words.

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  20. Rules are there for the reason that writers learn them then know when to break them with good effect.

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  21. Happy New Year! I still need to think about what kind of writing goals will be reasonable for 2017. I have a lot of family stuff going on, but I'm going to do my best to write as much as I can.

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  22. I love your answer LOL. Happy New Year!! Here's to a great 2017 for all of us.

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  23. I do try to follow the rules, particularly since I write for children which is much stricter. Authors can get away with a lot more when writing for adults... still, I wouldn't mind breaking a few that I really don't like.

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  24. I'm all for breaking rules and break them quite often, but only if I understand them first and seriously believe it will make the novel better for my target reader if I do.

    I want to grab the bull by the horns in 2017, but I can't seem to find the pasture he's in...

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  25. This was actually the first question I asked when I saw this month's question, lol. For the most part, I subconsciously stick to the rules, but there are areas I may break a few if it works for what I'm writing.

    I meant to join a WEP challenge last year, but I didn't make the time for them. This year, I want to try at least one, and all of these themes sound intriguing.

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