Many of my blog posts have cautioned folks about the flood of "tips" streaming on the ‘Net that’s actually dangerous and will absolutely block their best efforts…
The word “dangerous” has the root meaning “power to harm”, based on the Latin dominus, “lord” or "master".
How could advice from authors considered masters harm a writer? Primarily, I feel, by being accepted as hard and fast “rules” or “laws”.
For every “rule” in the books, some creatively written story has successfully “broken” it :-)
I’m a writer and folks might think I’d be encouraging others to write.
Well, I do; but…
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