This workshop is meant to explore the rules of writing: when it’s okay to ignore them, and when it’s okay to abuse them. The discussion will cover adverbs, repetition, passive voice, POV and much more. Although the general publishing business operates off of a ‘guilty until proven innocent’ thought process, Terry and Nicole believe it should be the other way around. The speakers will ask the attendees to know why they do something, and to do it on purpose. This attitude will increase each author’s awareness of his or her craft.