But Learn the Rules First . . .

“There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.”—W. Somerset Maugham

Earlier, I tweeted the following link to breaking writing  rules. Thought I’d share it here for those who didn’t see it then. Also, I would say you do need to learn the rules, learn to use them effectively before breaking them.

Anyhow, enjoy:

5 Classic Writing Rules We Could Do Without



One thought on “But Learn the Rules First . . .

  1. Absolutely. There’s a great difference between writing from someone ignorant of the rules, and that from someone deliberately flouting said rules.

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