Usually, when you see the word “rules” in the same sentence as the name Bukowski, the verb “break” is also present.
Then again, these rules on writing aren’t exactly rules; they’re shrapnel from the Dirty Old Man’s mind.
Personal favorite: give yourself time to mature as a writer. I heard that a lot when I was in my 20s, and just starting out. I thought I understood what that meant and maybe I did. The problem, though, was that I only begun to understand the meaning of time after about thirty trips around the sun.