There are a lot of writing rules. Some good and some open to the writers interpretation.
Me? I think all rules are made to be broken.
That’s my opinion and I’m sticking to it.
How boring would life be if everyone did everything in the same way? All shades of gray! Every story would read the same!
Individuality is what makes each story, each book and every writer unique and special.
Writing rules are like opinions. Everyone has one or more. But that doesn’t mean those ideas or rules are written on tablets brought down from Mount Sinai.
This Latest Blog Post at JaneFriedman.com is a great reminder to follow your heart.
The article written by ignore. Of course, I’m sure there are more out there, but 5 is a good place to start.gives us 5 pieces of advice to
- Weather? Okay!
- Dialogue? Get talking!
- Backstory? If needed, yes!
- Write What You Know? If you love it!
- Don’t Ever Follow Any Writing Advice? Only if you know everything!
This is a great post. Click on the link below to read the entire article.
Do you have a “rule” that needs breaking?
Know of a “rule” that is over done?
Do you think writers get caught up in too many rules?
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