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:~: Friday, March 09, 2007 :~:

THE #1 Rule

I have discovered that being the last person to weigh in on a topic requires a lot of thought, basically because everyone else gets to the best ideas first! I'd read through the posts on dis-information here at and at Romance Unleashed, with whom we're cross-blogging this week. Last night, I'd been thinking of talking about the plethora of dis-information that comes from contests, then found that Theresa got there first.

No problem, I thought. I can talk about the flipside, the information we get that works for us.

Except that's over on the Romance Unleashed blog today. Whoops! Great minds think alike and all that.

So I needed a topic.

So I went back and read our posts and the Romance Unleashed posts again. I read the comments. I thought and I thought and I thought.

Not sure if I've come up with a real topic, but I think I've discovered THE #1 Rule of Writing -- "There Are No Rules."

Oh, sure, there are comma rules and subject-verb agreement rules and other such grammar, mechanics and usage rules . . .

But there are no hard-and-set rules for writing, except you do what works for you. What works for me may not work for Elisabeth. Or Joan. Or Elisa. Or Theresa.

So keep the #1 Rule in mind at all times. Remember: There are no rules.



Blogger Elisabeth Naughton said...

I like that rule, Lin. ;)

7:55 PM  

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