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Breaking Rules of Spec Fic

Breaking the rulesSome rules are made to be broken. In this article from io9, written by Charlie Jane Anders in 2015, she suggests 10 rules of speculative fiction that she wishes more authors would break. And while some of these rules are already ones a number of authors are breaking, there are some that still need more work to break.

My personal favorite is the idea that fantasy novels don’t always have to be a part of a series. Seeing as I’ve written or am writing a few fantasy novels that are going to be stand-alones, I hope this rule-breaking catches on!


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