A brand new year, and new breezes in the writing world. What a fresh IWSG!
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This month, I'm charging into the world of writing with fresh inspiration and determination! Who knows what this year will hold, but either way, let's tackle it. Go! Go! Go!
And now, on to this month's question:
What writing rule do you wish you’d never heard?
Does the answer 'all of them' count???
I see many of the so-called rules more like this . . .
They have their importance and shouldn't be ignored. But to hold them as the last and only cornerstones of writing is going a bit too far.
Should we keep the rules in mind? Yes.
Does following them, in general, make for better writing? Yes.
Are they the one, only and absolute way? Often but not always.
There are times when the rules aren't the best choice. It doesn't happen often, but it can.
Still, just like a pirate battling the way through the waves and canon fire, knowing when it's worth the risk to ignore certain rules is a wisdom gained with tons of rum and experience. Oh, and don't forget a dash of pirate's luck! Get it wrong, and the ship goes down. But so is life on the vast, free seas!
(Maybe I'm having a little bit too much of that salty fun *pirate growl*)
So what about you?
What rule would you like to see walk the plank?