Three Writing Rules That Are Kinda Dumb

There are many rules that govern our writing and language use. Ever useful, sometimes changing, and occasionally bizarre. There are some rules I just can’t seem to learn. My brain refuses to let them in, and I have to look them up every single damn time I need to use them. One of those is…

If You Want To Learn Something, Teach It

Yesterday, I read this great article by Nat Russo about how important it is for writers to master the craft before we start defending our style. Click on his name to read the whole thing (which I recommend), but here’s a chunk of it: You’ve heard people do this. When you offer constructive criticism, they’ll…