Read other great writers. What do you enjoy reading? That tells you what you should write.
Play, experiment, take risks. Obvious really but so few writers play. They do take themselves seriously and their work is poorer for it
Work. It is hard. Harder than talking about it. Congratulate yourself if you complete something so many ‘writers’ don’t.
Love. If you don’t enjoy it and if it seems like work what is the point?
Live. Experiences make for stories. Salinger could sit in a shed and imagine world after world I can’t. Most writers need to live something, at least a little before they can write about it.
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