[This article first appeared in Night Owl Reviews]
I’m generally of a mind that rules are lame. You don’t know how much trouble I’ve ended up in because of this attitude, being a military member and all. Example:
Me: Why can’t I put my hands in the pockets of my uniform? It’s winter and it’s cold.
Severe-Looking Instructor: Because it’s unprofessional.
Me: Frostbite is also unprofessional.
Severe-Looking Instructor: Drop and give me twenty. Continue reading The Most Misunderstood “Rules” of Writing, Part 1 – Show, Don’t Tell