Writing that Ignores the Norm & Typical Writing Rules

Monday, May 01, 2006

Question:

Just out of curiosity, do any of you break the rules with your writing? I'm talking about the textbook, sentences-must-have-an-subject-verb-and-object rules. Do you ever use fragments? Play around with punctuation? Space your paragraphs to give feeling to your writing? What else?


Answer:

There really are no "rules" to break. They are more "rules"-of-thumb than laws of the land. The trick is figuring out where you can go against the rules-of-thumb and have your work the better for it - and that takes experience reading and writing on the writer's part.

[-Frank]

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