Nine and Sixty Ways

(Link to comic source.  Check out Aaron Williams’ blog, too!)

Anyone who spends time on writing forums or reading “how to write” books knows the paralysis that sets in when the sheer number of “rules” overloads you.  A lot of them even contradict each other.

When the rulemakers are arguing endlessly with each other, “use the one that bugs you least” works as well as anything else.  If you’ve been reading good books for years, down deep you sort of know what works.

“There are nine and sixty ways of constructing tribal lays, and every single one of them is right!”  – Rudyard Kipling