Monday, May 25, 2009

Breaking the Rules

Since I started this blog in the spring of 2007, I have been slowly working my way through how to build guidelines for fiction to prevent yourself from going in directions you shouldn’t and don’t want to go, to protect your heart and mind in a world of landmines. (Check out the archives on the sidebar.)

But none of us live in a cocoon. We all move in a world where we interact with other people, some of whom are very different from ourselves. As a result, sometimes we need to break our own rules, stepping into territory where we would not otherwise go.

Breaking the rules, however, carries a set of problems and dangers all its own. Therefore, during the next few weeks, we will look at when and how to cross those lines.

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