1. Thou shalt write, not just plan to write.
2. No great novel has ever started in front of TV.
3. The fastest way to find your writing style is to write.
4. They call it plot line, not plot ping-pong.
5. Thou shalt work out the characters as if they’ll come to get you if you don’t do it well.
6. Thou shalt not burn your manuscript, even if you suffer from writer’s block.
7. Good grammar runs deep.
8. Test readers are like a diet: Frightening but from time to time necessary.
9. Thou shalt not reinterpret stories for the 100th time.
10. Thou shalt not try to write like someone else. Be brave enough to be yourself.