I was just thinking if one can be successful as an author if one disregards all the rules of writing and just write as it comes to you. With no regards to mixing tenses, short, long paragraphs, indentation, no indentation, mixing POVs, punctuation, and all other rules, can one pull it off without anyone raising eyebrows? I also think it would have to be a very compelling to get any publisher's attention. Your reader friends probably will cringe as they read the piece. Any thoughts on this? Has anyone pulled this off yet? Can you refer such book/novel? Are you a conformist or you tend to break some/all rules? Thanks.