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I thought this was an interesting article from Grammar Girl on how breaking the grammar rules isn’t necessarily a bad thing.  An adventurous approach to grammar can often enhance a work of fiction.  Of course, you have to know the rules before you can break them.

Just as Picasso first learned to draw like Raphael before he ventured into wild new territory, truly great writers consider their words and the way they use them, from the length of the sentences to the nature of the punctuation.

It’s good advice for writers and it applies to more than just grammar.  You can break pretty much any fiction writing rule so long as you have a good reason and you’re familiar with the rule to begin with.  What rules do you break when you write?

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