I think it’s good that we’re all so different. One of the worst things I did when I started writing, was try to follow someone else’s rules to the T.
I took a course in novel writing and I wanted to get my money’s worth, but I’m not much of a structure girl so I actually messed up a decent story trying to do it by the leader’s rules.
I learned a good lesson though. There’s so much great advice out there, but the best method is the one you make yourself because what works for someone won’t work for everyone.
As soon as I let go of the rules, the words flowed out of my fingers.
Now I take the advice that works for me and leave what doesn’t. I have enough broken novels! 🙁