From spelling, grammar and prose to finding publishers and making maps, there’s a ripe bunch of resources out there designed to make the writer’s life that little bit easier. And many of them are free! Over the years I’ve tried quite a few and some I use every day. Below you’ll find a list of my the ones I’ve found most helpful.
As you may or may not be aware, I’m in the process of drafting ‘A Fantasy Writer’s Handbook’, a non-fiction guide to writing fiction, fantasy fiction in particular. The book is split into three parts: fiction writing, fantasy writing, and what to do when the writing is done. Today, as a little midweek treat, I thought I’d share one of the chapters from part one: Dialogue.
All this discombobulating has given me an idea: an examination of these rules from the perspective of those ‘bound’ by them, the writers.
What rules do you detest most? What do you find yourself breaking often? What ones do you not see the point of? Which do you regard as outdated and no longer relevant?