Mana from heaven. I had to share this article with all of the aspiring writers out there.
It tackles exactly what I’ve been writing about these past couple of days: should we follow the rules of writing or break them?
It presents a pretty damned even handed approach to the issue: One writer explains why he/she is for a particular rule (Hook your readers on page one, Show don’t tell, etc.) and right under it another author writes why he/she is against it.
It’s a great read if you’re still on the fence of whether or not to follow a creative writing guide. (I’m pretty squarely on the BREAK IT side of the fence myself 🙂 ).