For this post I am supposed to comment on whether as a writer you should follow “the rules” or not.
Writing is such an objective activity, that there is no definitive yes or no answer to that.
In my own writing I tend to follow the rules of story. As a beginner (kind of) I prefer to be guided by the rules, after all if you want anything to be commissioned they all tend to follow the same plotline. Being aware of these rules has also diminished my enjoyment of some dramas and movies as I can guess what is going to happen next, and to whom etc.
Occasionally when a rule is broken, it can either be disastrous or brilliant. The most memorable experience as a viewer was when I realised that Adrianna who was a main character in The Sopranos was about to be killed off. A ballsy move to kill off a main character mid-season, and something I heard my other half talk about this week when he watched the latest Game of Thrones.
Supposedly rules are meant to be broken. What do you think?
This is a post for http://www.writesofluid.com’s blog writing challenge. One blog post a day for all of June – I’m behind already but determined to catch up #wpad