Most Common Writing Mistakes, Pt. Random Story Elements Even the simplest of stories aren't simple. So it's hardly surprising one of the most common writing mistakes I see is what I like to call "story sprawl.
Writing is fraught with rules, some that aren't actually even rules at all. Here are seven writing rules you can totally break and feel good about it, too. (They mentioned breaking Strunk and White's rules! Hated that little book of grammar!