Think You Can Write? Then Read This!

How Not To Start A Story

DO NOT START A STORY WITH SETTING DESCRIPTION
“Moronville, Ohio was a town of 8371 people originally founded in 1872 by Quakers.” Hopefully, one of those Quakers has a gun and will shoot me.

And this is especially true in this Net Age:

GRAMMER AND SPELING SHOULD BE PREFECT
If you don’t care, why should I? Ditto annoying dialect spelling. Y’all get a-ight wit dat sheet, ‘kay?

(Hey, I’ve already disclaimedmore than once — that what I do here I don’t consider writing! Nor would any writer! Just like Sophie has a stage, so do I: fiction.)

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