The author has good things to say about:
- developing a strong work ethic and sticking to it (“Nothing else matters except sitting down every day and trying.”),
- handling rejection (“That’s the price for being in the arena and not on the sidelines”), and
- creating a fertile, receptive state for inspiration (“Our job in this lifetime is not to shape ourselves into some ideal we imagine we ought to be, but to find out who we already are and become it.”).
I prefer On Writing by Stephen King (which also reinforces a strong work ethic), or Novelist’s Boot Camp by Todd A. Stone, which is a delightful romp and has many useful techniques to help focus a writing project.
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