It sounds like it makes sense but it can get pretty grey if you look into it too much. For example, if those rules are broken in a way that works, and then it catches on, will everyone start writing with broken rules? (Shakespeare used to just make words up!)
When I first started out, I had no idea of any rules. ANY! Other than perhaps how to format my work, and even that was highly questionable. But what I will say is, when I was young and untainted by the internet, there was one thing I used to do constantly, one thing that I did subconsciously, and that was write with conviction.What do I mean by that? Everything I wrote on the page; every word, every sentence structure, every dodgy quirk, I could explain away. If someone sat me down at sixteen and asked - “Why did you use that word? Why did your character do that? What made you end this chapter here?” I would have my answers.
I began learning about the “real” rules of writing when I was nineteen; you know, all that lark about “-ly” words, not using prologues and not over-doing descriptions. And I’ll admit, this advice was very useful. The idea is that you learn the rules so that when you do break them, you do so properly.
But how do you know when you’re breaking a rule…the right way?