You’ve heard them all, right? Ban adverbs. Show, don’t tell. Be concise. Avoid the passive voice.
After last week’s Freshly Pressed bonanza on my tips for building your freelance writing career, I thought I should follow up with some practical, non-threadbare tips on the actual writing – without telling you how you should put your words together.
(A warm welcome, by the way, to all the new subscribers. I loved your comments. It’s great to have you on board.)
1) Mingle with the Mortals.
Enjoying life up there in your ivory tower?
I didn’t think so. Because real writers are collaborators.
Of course writing will always require a lot of focused solo work: my long-suffering husband knows I’m checking out for a few hours whenever I say, “Babe, I have to write.”
The writer protagonists in Stephen King novels are always departing for deserted cabins in Maine or secluded…
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