It may seem obvious, but I don't think people realise it - you can write whatever you like, however you like, and no one can stop you from putting whatever it is YOU want in your story.
Yes, I write so that I can someday become published, but I also write what I would want to read. If others don't have the same preferences, that's fine.
My fiction teacher recently said that J.K. Rowling - my absolute favourite author of all time - is not a good writer; she said that she was just lucky to have published her book at the perfect time.
My blood boiled when I heard her say that.
Who decides what makes a good writer anyway? If Rowling can't be said to be a genius writer, then who can?
Ok, so this is just random ranting on my part, but some people just make me so angry...
Your story matters, people!And don't ever forget that.