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?


  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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