If you think breaking writing "rules" will make you David Foster Wallace, you should first study how Bollywood movies break the rules.
Policing "cultural appropriation" stifles creativity and normalizes white supremacism.
Distill your question when seeking feedback on your manuscript.
When taking licence with the structure of your story, don't pull your punches.
The conflict between two contrasting motivations is what projects character development.
Some books are like country clubs on a page.
An extended metaphor can be a great thing if you can pull it off.
Science fiction needs consistent narrative voice over long stretches of intricate exposition.
Some of the best stuff ever written were written when the world seemed to be falling apart. So don't let politics distract you from writing.
All successful careers follow an exponential curve.