We’ve all been told to obey the rules since we were kids, but remember when we would ask why? I don’t know about you all, but I was regularly told, “Because I said so” and that was that.
One of the things I’ve learned is that when it comes to writing, nothing is that simple. To be honest, roughly 95% of the “rules” so many tout are nothing but opinions. Just look at how many different thoughts are there for POV, passive voice, and so on.
Everywhere we look online, in how-to books, and classes, we’re often told how to do something within set parameters. When it comes to creating art, doesn’t coloring inside the lines seem counterproductive at times? Think of it this way: If you want to stand out from the crowd, how will you do so if you’re duplicating what everyone else is doing?
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