Thursday, September 3, 2015

Thursday's Links to Writing & Marketing Blog Posts

By Amy Boggs

Any writer who has put their work out there or read a writing advice blog or two has likely come across some rules of writing. Maybe Kurt Vonnegut’s 8 Basics of Creative Writing or Elmore Leonard’s 10 Rules or this collection of rules from modern writers at The Guardian. Or maybe you shared a piece of writing and someone responded with “You can’t do that.”

But if you’ve done any amount of book reading and analysis on your own, you know that many published books are exceptions to these rules. Because as any good space smuggler can tell you, the rules were meant to be broken.

One of my favorite topics to talk about at conferences (the idea for which I readily admit I stole from Cameron McClure (with permission)) is How to Break the Rules. So I’m doing a mini-blog series about just that. Today we have a rule that folks have often heard from me during my Twitter reading of queries on #querylunch:

Rule #2: Never Start With Backstory

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If you missed my writing & marketing tweets and retweets yesterday, here they are again:
Happy writing and running, Kathy

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