No art form (and writing is one) should be formulaic. Despite the audience you re bound to build, you’ll get found out sooner or later. Also, what does say about you as a creative person? Writing is about taking risks, as far from formulaic as possible. It’s OK to have a formula, but play with it. Mix it up. 😊

London-based, Cuban writer. Author of “Cuban, Immigrant, and Londoner”, to be published by Austin Macauley. Has written for The Guardian and Prospect.