In this episode I . . .
Discuss the so-called “writing rules” that people are always talking about and why you should—or should not—care. The highlights are:
-If you write for yourself, for fun, to journal, or to entertain friends and family, then you don’t have to follow any rules.
-If you write because you want a publishing house to pay you or you want to self-publish and earn money, you need to learn the writing rules.
-Writing rules set you apart from the amateurs.
-It took me five years to learn the rules until it became second nature.
-To become a professional at anything takes practice.
-Once you learn the writing rules, you can break them on purpose.
-I will discuss the different writing rules one at a time in future episodes.
So respect your dream. Put in the hard work and time it takes to learn the craft of writing fiction.
You can do this. I believe in you!