There are days when words endlessly flow and arrange themselves in a manner befitting a poet. There are other days when words vomit out of my belly like stomach acid, lodge in my throat, and are swallowed back down in a manner befitting a drunk. Today was the latter. After an angry and disjointed writing session, I slammed shut Word–as much as one slams shut anything digital–and flipped my computer the bird. I then googled, “writing for idiots,” and I came across this little dandy:
STUDY THE RULES, THEN BREAK THEM
Part of finding your own voice as a writer is finding your own grammar. Don’t spend your career lost in a sea of copycats when you can establish your own set of rules. If everyone’s putting periods at the end of their sentences, put yours in the middle of words. Will it be incredibly difficult to read? Yes it will. Will it set you on the path to becoming a literary pioneer? Tough to say, but you’re kind of out of options at this point.