shortly after posting yesterday's guardian article about different writers making up rules for writing, i read in kenneth yu's blog about the new yorker's reaction to said article, entitled rules about rules about writing (or, why mush will never triumph).
the gist of it was: rules like these are very personal. we all have to make up our own rules for writing.
oh really sherlock? i'm a human with a brain? gee thanks!
well here's my rule about your rule about rules:
in discussions concerning the proper way of doing things, there's always some smartass who goes, 'everything is subjective.'