Yet, some hard-working authors can offer writing tips that seem so simple, they practically enfold you in a blanket of warm common sense. You nod and think, "Wow, now this I could get into. This I get. This resonates with me."
Because, here's the thing. None of us write alike. None. Yet most of us can produce a quality product. Yes, there are rules to be adhered to. Some we learned in school:. Capitalize the first word in every sentence. If using more than one verb in a sentence, make sure they're the same tense. Learn when to use I versus me. As commercial writers, we're learning new rules. New writing tactics. Make sure you are learning them from people who know--who truly know.
I read my old favorite authors for how they crafted a story. I read the newbies for how they add emphasis on deep emotion.
And I read writing experts to exercise my sneer muscles.