I don't know if any of you visit Genreality, but they're getting ready to call it quits. The blog will remain up indefinitely. Just no new posts. Anyway, the people who contribute are all doing one last post and today is Diana Peterfreund's turn. Since she's talking about 'rules' of writing, in about the same way I do, I thought I'd share it with you all.
Excerpt: "Which just goes to show you that writers are going to receive a lot
of advice with words like “must” and “have to” and “never” attached to
it — a lot of advice that tells you there is only one way to do things
and you will never ever be published, never ever have a career as a
writer, unless you do it like that.
And I’m here to tell you: Screw ‘em."
And if you're not familiar with Diana, she wrote the wildly popular (and most excellent), Secret Society Girl series PLUS an awesome 'killer unicorn' series, as well as several other incredible books, shorts, and non-fic.