Recently, I have read another helpful writers blog, you know the kind, where they give you advice you never asked for.
This particular blog talked about the bad habit of repeating yourself in your writing and how it is bad to repeat yourself in your writing.
Without realizing it, the author claims that writers often use the same phrases on their blog which, supposedly turns people off.
Who FREAKIN’ knew?
He went on to point out ,the obvious fact ,that cliches’ are not hip and are as welcome as a fox in a hen-house.
Only he didn’t use the hen-house analogy thing and I don’t think he used the word “hip”.
For a moment, it made me pause and think, should I take this most prestigious advice? Or should I keep writing like I have been?
Well, always ready ( well maybe not always) to take free advice, I guess I’ll try it.
Have to think of a subject….this may take a while….
1. How not to be a rambling idiot? (Not qualified for that one.) Oh crap! I use the concept of rambling a lot, don’t I? Oh boogers! I say, Oh crap ,often, as well!
2.What not to do on your blog? Think I can handle that one, why not give something back? Dang it all that is an over used phrase! This is harder than it appears to be! Whew, almost said, “Looks harder” another over used phrase!
1.Do not use cliché’s on your blog. ( That is kinda obvious don’t you think? )
2.Spell correctly. ( “Well, duh!”) Well duh is an over used phrase, isn’t it?
3.Try and be original.( That sentence is not original)
4.Proof read and edit.(What makes you think I doesn’t?)
5.Be yourself.( Then why all the writing advice, totally confused!)
6. Never use run on sentences . ( I think this rule is unfair and you should be able, under poetic license to write in as many run on sentence as you think necessary to prove your point or just to get a cheap, be it ever so painstakingly obvious laugh.)
7.Forget all the rules and write what you like.( Which could be considered another rule.)
So, do you read and follow all the writing advice? Do you glean only what you can use and forget the rest? Or are you a complete rebel who does what they want?