But I do have experience with them. In my twelve years of public schooling and *cough* years at university, I was steadily taught increasingly subtle and complex rules for writing.
I did not get that training in wood carving or photography or video producing.
I should add that my schooling included some creative writing but that dried up around grade ten. After that, it was all persuasive or technical writing. I have recently discovered how little I remember about writing dialog. Does the comma go inside the quotes or outside?
Ah, anyway, although I am relatively new to creative writing, I have had a lot of training on the subject and I have read literally thousands of books so I have seen examples, both good and bad, of how to write. I have my own preferences and taste. And that is a problem now as I try to create my own content as Zen Pencils explains.
Click on the image to expand it and/or follow the link to see the whole comic. But if you don't follow the link, you will never see even the above at the intended full size as I have deliberately shrunk it a little.
Nanowrimo is going well. It is too early to make predictions, but I feel confident that I will complete the challenge of 50,000 words this month. 50,000 words of relatively poor quality. But all mine.