I wish there was such a thing as definitive advice. It would be lovely to be able to say 'if you do this.. and then this... you too can be a published writer' (only, obviously, substituting real advice for the word 'this', because doing 'this' won't get you anything, except probably arrested, just be glad you can't see what I'm doing when I say 'this'). Besides, it's too easy to sound didatic..is that the word I mean? It sounds right. Or do I mean pragmatic? Why does everything with a 'tic' in it sound as though it is something to do with instruction? Apart from Tic Tacs, of course, which are nothing to do with learning at all, except that you eventually, after massive doses, learn that they give you serial burps.
|Not an aid to learning, unless you want to learn to burp the National Anthem. In which case, I wash my hands of you|
So, if you are to read any advice given by me, please consider that the words 'Your Mileage May Vary' are appended, albeit invisibly. What is perfectly good advice for one writer may be inappropriate for another, even within the same genre. Just as the men we find attractive are particular to ourselves (yes, yes, this is just another excuse to put in a picture of Our Tone...)