1. Tameri Etherton
    September 4, 2013 @ 11:04 am

    Ugh. Rules! Every time I read a book that is being heralded as the next greatest thing since chocolate, I find myself wondering WHY? But more importantly, like you, I’m wonder HOW, dear god, did they get the book printed? I mean, some of them break more rules than I ever knew existed and it’s supposed to be great literature. I don’t know who makes the rules, but apparently there aren’t really rule police, so I say break as many as you want. Enjoy writing, don’t sweat the small stuff. Heck, if you break too many rules, you’ll probably end up on the best seller’s list! Wouldn’t that be cool?


    • Kristy K. James
      September 4, 2013 @ 4:10 pm

      That literally made me laugh out loud, Tameri. Maybe I SHOULD start breaking all sorts of rules. Except I have trouble writing things wrong when I know better. Maybe that’s the key though. 😉

      But I know what you mean. The funniest thing is, I stopped reading the book by the not-so-well-known author because of things like smiling cheeks…only to find the same sorts of things in the one by the best-selling author. LOTS of them. So good thing for her that there aren’t any rule police, lol


      • Tameri Etherton
        September 4, 2013 @ 9:56 pm

        I know we’re trying to keep this no-naming-names, but the new Dan Brown novel KILLED me. He had sentences that ended with ?! all over his manuscript. I was like, REALLY? Who the heck let that pass edits? Text messages, Twitter, and Facebook maybe, but I counted twelve on one page. ONE! I had to stop laughing every time I read one because I was losing the story. Actually, I don’t remember much of the story even now, it wasn’t all that or a bag of chips.


        • Kristy K. James
          September 5, 2013 @ 11:49 pm

          LOL! I, too, am stunned at some of the stuff I see in books by traditionally published authors. That’s the point I was at with the book by the non-famous author and her near constant rule breaking. I will finish the story, but I needed a break. When you keep wondering when the next one is going to pop up more than you’re concentrating on the story…it makes for a less than satisfying reading experience.

          It wasn’t all that or a bag of chips. LOL…never heard that before. That’s cute! 🙂


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