Episode 6: Breaking Your Rules

Everyone knows that rules are made to be broken, but as a writer, how do you break the rules of your world without losing your readers’ trust?

Notes:

  1. What kinds of rules do you have
    1. Physical or Technology Rules
      1. Explanation vs “Handwavium”
      2. Giving a Reason
    2. Magic systems
      1. Twisting tropes
      2. Avoiding the superman problem
  2. When to break your rules
    1. Don’t break a rule for the sake of plot
    2. Foreshadowing a break

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