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Date Mon Aug-13-12 08:50 AM
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That was an interesting read for someone just starting to step into the expansive and scary world of writing like myself.

I was quite surprised by the "only use said" point that has been discussed already here, and it certainly wouldn't enter into my own personal rule book. I would however be careful not to use things like snarled too often as that is a personal pet peeve that I've seen some authors over use. In my opinion, use said as sparingly as you would any other speech related word.

Another tip from the list that stood out to me was one author stating that they actively avoided similes and metaphors. I have to admit that I sometimes feel that I'm forcing some of those into my writing (and then promptly cut them after) but other times they fit nicely to set a scene. I didn't think they were that evil, but I guess it's another case of making up your own rules.

Something I've had to stop myself doing recently is starting with the weather. I have some opening paragraphs that I feel have their mood and atmosphere defined by the weather, and they'll probably stay, but it's too easy to do and a habit I need to stop!

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Ten fun writing fiction rules [View all] , Weird Jim, Sat May-05-12 12:25 PM
  RE: Ten fun writing fiction rules, Chaos, May 07th 2012, #1
RE: Ten fun writing fiction rules, Weird Jim, May 07th 2012, #2
RE: Ten fun writing fiction rules, Erin_M_H, May 07th 2012, #3
      RE: Ten fun writing fiction rules, RavenCorbie, May 07th 2012, #4
      RE: Ten fun writing fiction rules, Weird Jim, May 08th 2012, #5
      RE: Ten fun writing fiction rules, Erin_M_H, May 08th 2012, #6
      RE: Ten fun writing fiction rules, RavenCorbie, May 08th 2012, #9
      RE: Ten fun writing fiction rules, bonniers, May 08th 2012, #7
           RE: Ten fun writing fiction rules, Erin_M_H, May 08th 2012, #8
RE: Ten fun writing fiction rules, CatrinP, May 09th 2012, #10
RE: Ten fun writing fiction rules, Weird Jim, May 11th 2012, #11
Hissing, RavenCorbie, May 11th 2012, #12
      RE: Hissing, MarFisk, May 14th 2012, #14
RE: Ten fun writing fiction rules, godpantsminus, May 12th 2012, #13
RE: Ten fun writing fiction rules, mpv.muthu, Aug 11th 2012, #15
RE: Ten fun writing fiction rules, Laevus, Aug 13th 2012 #16
      RE: Ten fun writing fiction rules, Weird Jim, Aug 13th 2012, #17
           RE: Ten fun writing fiction rules, Laevus, Aug 13th 2012, #18

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