A reminder-

Most writers ignore the very thing that would get them results, and that’s craft.

And how do you learn craft?  In the trenches.  You’ve got to do it.  You got to get in there, you got to write.  I say write and then write and write and write some more and go write some more.

Charles Johnson is a friend of mine in Seattle.  Charles threw away 2500 pages!  It blows me away to this day.  I said, How many?  That’s like 10 books, just to get that one.

And that’s work, but he wasn’t afraid to do the work.  And that’s how you learn it, in the trenches.

Do it, do it, and do it.

-August Wilson