Snapped like peanut brittle.
Unfortunately, newbie authors can’t go all rebel-without-a-cause without paying a hefty price. Riling the copy editor your first publishing house assigns to you is… well… not to put too sharp a point on it… stupid.
You hear me?
Don’t do it.
However, riling the copy editor your publishing house assigns to you on your fourth or fifth book is good sport.
Remember, you must defend your style.
If you’re a fragmentary queen, don’t be afraid to pull a few short and curlies.
If you’ve got a thing for long, descriptive paragraphs slip one or two into a strong middle chapter and fight like the devil to keep at least one.
Don’t be afraid to be unique.
Don’t be afraid to be you.
Defending your style is an amazing way to define it.