Here are some ideas from established writers:

Douglas Adams

I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.

Matthew Arnold

Have something to say, and say it as clearly as you can. That is the only secret.

Virginia Woolf

Literature is strewn with the wreckage of men who have minded beyond reason the opinions of others.

Elmore Leonard

All the information you need can be given in dialogue

Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire

The adjective is the enemy of the noun

Ernest Hemingway

Work every day. No matter what has happened the day or night before, get up and bite on the nail


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