Your unconscious writing "rules"
What rules do you follow when you write?
rules you've set for yourself are constricting your creativity.
the very act of starting empowered me, because writing is an act of discovery.
make a list of TEN of your rules for writing. You don't need to do anything with this list. You'll find that just by bringing them to consciousness, your busy brain will re-evaluate them. You'll drop the ones which no longer work for you.
You'll be amazed at what's on the list that makes NO sense, but it's a writing rule that you're unconsciously following.
Taken from Angela Booth's writing blog.