“Your intro needs to look like this…”
“Don’t be cliché…”
“Your character should be relatable…”
“Make sure there is a point to your writing…”
I have heard these comments constantly when reviewing a written work.
You know what I say to those kinds of writing rules?
To hell with them.
Writing is a free, emotional outlet – so write what makes you happy. Write what you feel, what you think, what you’ve experienced. Write ANYTHING. Your writing might suck, but who cares! Writing is for expression and it can be messy, confusing and awful at times, but that doesn’t mean you should stop or confine yourself with rules.
Don’t let anyone define creative writing. Those are the people who want to confine the beauty of creativity into a box, and creativity can not be contained.
So let it out, write what you want, write how you want, and use your voice!