I often hear people quoting very successful industry professionals, gurus and legends when defending a move away from convention in screenwriting. But I've always wondered whether the individuals quoted have earned the right to depart from convention because they know the rules well enough to break or bend them, have reached a status where producers give them that liberty or they're just courageous enough to follow their intuition and make choices that reflect their voice. As writers still learning our craft, do we follow this example or stick to the shallows of convention till we know our craft well enough and earn our stripes so to speak? A perfect example is the discussion around structure, linear storytelling versus other forms. What are your thoughts?