See, here you are reading this! (Which I appreciate, by the way.)
But let’s face it, unless you’re trying to solve some specific problem of character, plot, or tone, chances are good that you’re going to learn more by actually writing than by reading ABOUT writing!
When we’re being honest with ourselves, we know if we’re on the right track or not. So stop reading this; glue your butt to your chair; trust your intuition; play around on the page; try out different possibilities; and — as NIKE says — Just Do It! No distractions. No excuses.
Writing a novel: free resources for authors
Wait – you’re still reading? OK. Well, writing IS hard work, after all — so here are a few good articles to check out when you need an extra boost of inspiration or motivation, beginning with a piece I wrote for The Creative Penn about breaking through writer’s block:
OK. Now you’re really ready to the STOP reading and start writing!