Fri Oct 18, 2019 12:26 am Post
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Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:15 pm Post
rdale wrote:I've observed that concepts like, "Never use adverbs!" and "Never write in passive voice!" are for students who need to learn lessons that they won't unless given strict guidelines, where infractions against those guidelines risks a reduced grade. They're good exercises, but as with all things in language, there are limits to their application beyond which they degrade one's writing rather than improving it.
Sat Oct 19, 2019 1:37 am Post
Sat Oct 19, 2019 1:45 am Post
kewms wrote:You can break any "rule" you want, as long as you know what rule you're breaking, and why.
Sat Oct 19, 2019 3:38 am Post
Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:54 am Post
NamoNakiMichi wrote:kewms wrote:You can break any "rule" you want, as long as you know what rule you're breaking, and why.
Say I'm breaking it because I think adverbs read well, but that might not translate over to the readers and as a result my book doesn't sell. It's so difficult to gauge what should be a rule and what shouldn't be a rule.
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