I was told today, “When you know what you’re doing and you change the rules, that is poetic license. When you don’t know what you’re doing and you change the rules, that is failure”.
Not sure I agree with that. I think some of my best work has come about because I did know what I was doing, I did know the rules and I did it my own way, anyway. The key is to understand that you need to know what you’re doing first.
That’s artistic license!