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How to take creative liberty with writing rules

When can you break the formal writing rules you learned as a kid? When can you escape the shackles of proper grammar? In an article on, Erik Decker, a columnist and author, shares five ways to bend the rules you learned in English class.

If you want to improve your writing skills, it’s helpful to understand ways that you can take some creative license with writing rules.

When you know how to bend the rules, your writing springs to life. You’re engaging. You pull people in…

And when you don’t know what you’re doing, well, you run the risk of sounding uneducated. Or worse, incompetent.

In a recent article on the Ragan Communications website, Erik Decker describes “Five Writing Rules You’re Allowed to Break” from time to time.

Erik’s suggestions may leave you yelling, “Hallelujah!” or “Blasphemy!”

Read the article, and find out where you stand. Hopefully, you’ll walk away with some good tips.

Until next time!