Let’s break the rules, or at least dent them

Story Empire

Hi, gang. Craig with you again, and it’s confession time. Sometimes I free write these posts and that’s what you’re getting today. I’ve just been on an extensive blog tour, (My third this year) and in writing those posts it occurred to me some things are relevant here.

First we need a caution. I’m a big believer in the rules. Character arc, interesting setting, three act structure. These are the staples of good fiction, and you’re well advised to stick with them… except when it’s time to break the rules. Since that is coming into play here, maybe this is a bit more advanced post, but we try to have something for everyone.

I’ve been promoting an open ended series. Some will call this a serial, but that doesn’t work for me. These are not one big book that’s been published in weekly sections. These are individual stories about the…

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