The most valuable writing lessons I know
So lately, someone has been continually asking me "how do I write" and a lot of other people have asked me similar questions - "how do I write a book?" "how do I make my characters interesting?" "How do I know that I'm writing well" and so on. I could make a tutorial on how to write a book. Hell, I could write a book on how to write a book. Hundred of people already have. What that would do, I think, is bog people down with a lot of details that they may or may not need. Instead, I think I'll share some of the most important things that I've learned that has helped me with the process and become better than I have ever been.
Lesson #1: Don't Wait for Inspiration
This is the most common excuse that I've heard for people who want to do any kind of art - I'm just waiting to get inspired. If you wait for inspiration before you start writing you will die... never having written anything. That may be a slight exaggeration, but in my experience, the inspiration comes from the wr