The Code Is More What You’d Call Guidelines Than Actual Rules

My buddy Captain Barbossa may have said it best in the first Pirates of the Caribbean movie, but there is another, even older saying that everyone will know: “Rules were made to be broken.”

That goes for the rules of writing as well. I once heard an author say that you had to prove you understand the rules of writing before you’re allowed to break them. Throughout the month of March here at Fictorians, we’re going to cover the whole shebang. Each post will list one of the rules of writing, explain why that rule exists, and then, your mastery of the rule assumed, jump straight into reasons why it might be a good idea to break that rule every now and then.

But that’s not all! In addition to Kristin’s excellent monthly theme all about love and writing, February brought us the 2015 edition of the Superstars Writing Seminar which several lucky Fictorians were able to attend. What that means for you readers is you’ll be seeing a lot of guest posts this month, fresh faces and old favorites threaded in between the regulars. It’s going to be an exciting month. Join us as we dive into breaking the rules. Come on, you know you want to. Everyone’s doing it.

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