10. Come up with a character you love. -Paula Dansager-
Think what he or she wants most in the world and what is keeping her from getting it.
11. In writing, nothing is wasted by the paper. -Sid Fleischman-
Don’t be afraid to throw out and rewrite.
12. Keep a journal.
13. “Make it shorter.” -Lin Oliver
You never read a book and think, “Oh, it was too short.” Tell your story in as few words as possible. Develop an efficiency of language.
14. Know yourself.
Know what you’re good at. Everyone has different kinds of intelligence. What drives you?