My Grammar Girl Guest Post: The Rules of Story

When it comes to story, your brain has a set of hard and fast rules that it’s pickier about than your third grade teacher was about turning in your homework on time. What’s more, your brain operates on the same principle that our legal system does: Ignorance of the law is no excuse. With that in mind, want a handy reference guide to some of the brain’s hardwired expectations for every story it reads, hears or watches?  Then check out my guest post, The Rules of Story, on the most brilliant, savvy, must-read site for writers on the web: Grammar Girl. She actually makes grammar fun, unlike said ruler-wielding third grade teacher. Or maybe that was just mine. Mrs. Gardner, are you still out there? My knuckles have just about healed.