Every writer develops their own voice. They each have their own unique mannerisms, quirks and ways of working. And we all learn what works best for us, as authors.
For me personally, I like having a set of rules that I write by, and a few quick ways to self-edit my work. These may not work for everyone. They may be generically applicable to all authors, or they may fly in the face of convention. But they keep me focused, structured and able to maintain both my author voice and the quality of my work.
In no particular order of importance, here’s my own personal Top 10 Author Tips and Rules:
These Top 10 Author Tips and Rules aren’t necessarily me saying that you should use these rules. Instead, they are merely an insight in to how I work.
Now get out of my head :)