Kira Brady

Archive for 'language usage'

May 16
Grammar: You’re doin’ it wrong, and the Art of Language
When I first started writing and had my first critique, I just about drowned in the load of crap advice aspiring authors are given. Thou shalt not use adverbs! Thou shalt not end a sentence in a preposition! Thou shalt not use prologs! Thou shalt not have your heroine and hero meet more than seven pages from the beginning! Thou shalt use ONE point-of-view per scene! Thou shalt not use the omniscient voice! Meh. The list goes on. Check out author/former agent Nathan Bransford’s blog for more good ones. The advice, while well-meaning, debilitated my writing. I didn’t trust myself… Read more »