“Read a lot. Read broadly. Read the kinds of books that you want to sit next to in the bookstore (or in Amazon recommendations or whatever). Read good books and bad ones.
I really believe that reading is our best apprenticeship–through reading, we can figure out how people have used text over the centuries to create stories and ideas in other people’s heads.
And then write a lot as well, and be kind to yourself as you write. That’s the best advice I’ve got.” John Green