This is where I tell you that despite everything I say in these pages, every writer has to find the approach to writing that works for him or her. There is no magic bullet. Different writers have different methods that they feel most comfortable with. Finding them can be an experience in itself.
So, yes, listen to my advice, but don’t be afraid to say WTF? This guy is looney.
You won’t hurt my feelings if you decide not to use my approach. And, better yet, you won’t be wrong. It took me many years to discover processes that I can live with. It may take you a while as well. The key is to find out what works for you. Because, ultimately –
– all that matters is what winds up on the page.