What’s the worst writing advice of all?

Write like you speak

For me, and for many writers I’ve encountered over the years, it’s that old chestnut, “Write like you speak.”

I discuss why this can be the worst thing a writer can do, along with how imitating the styles of great authors of the past can help you find your unique writing voice, ways to blend different genres in a single story, the wonders of Japanese candy, and a whole lot more over at the Checkered Scissors site.

Check it out here!

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