If you are telling stories that teach, inspire, motivate, and touch people, they’ll cope with a few big words and long paragraphs. Great stories bear the weight of the ephemeral. There are no rules, only the ones you make for yourself that align with your work and how you wish to communicate it. If a certain way of formatting suits you, fine, but don’t run around telling people it’s the standard.
Felicia C. Sullivan
I’ve wanted to shout all of this so many times!
Good writing is good writing whether it follows the rules or not. And good writing is personal. You may grimace at what I enjoy.
Many people think Stephen King is a good writer. I’ll agree based on his popularity: he succeeds. But his writing almost infuriates me. I have tried to read him and I cannot get by the first few pages. It’s personal taste.