I listened to a programme on Radio 4 this morning entitled ‘Sins of Literature’. This weeks episode (the 1st of 3) was called thou shalt not bore.
A panel of successful authors revealed what they consider to be the sins and commandments of good writing.
although there were many agreements on the general rules that should be followed, one consensus of opinion seemed to be that following the old fashioned rules on writing is not a good idea; creativity is the key and following rules can produce something mediocre.
the programme was very interesting and inspiring.