Writing Tips - Read BetterThe most common wisdom told to new-coming writers is that you have to read a lot. Before I say anything else I will say that reading more will (usually) help you in a variety of ways that I'll go into by the end of this. How true is this? Well, I think that this is a little bit misstated. Reading, on its own, will not make you a better writer. It'll make you a better reader, to be sure. But it's kind of like... expecting to be good at making Italian food by eating Italian food. Sure, you can figure out what you like that way, but just eating it on its own will not make you know how to make the food.Writing Tips - Read Better by MrEnter
You need to write a lot. If you've read every book in the world, but have never written a sentence, then you will not be a good writer—almost certainly. Writing and reading are different skills. Reading is like learning about art history. Writing is like painting. Reading is useful, almost certainly, but if you assume that that's on the highest pedestal, you are probably doing things
Writing Tips - Myths You Probably BelieveGirls will read books about boys or girls, but boys will only read books about boys:Writing Tips - Myths You Probably Believe by MrEnter
False. The gender of the protagonist in children's or young adult's literature does not matter. For example, in the 90's, Goosebumps was really popular. About half of them had first-person female protagonists. This more closely ties into subject matter. Something like The Princess Diaries--written for and by females will largely be enjoyed by an exclusively female audience. Something like The Golden Compass/The Northern Lights, which has a female protagonist but has subject matter like adventure, is very accessible to both genders. If you care about having an egalitarian audience, and you know how to write well—whether or not you use a female protagonist—you will most likely succeed.
You need to revise your novel/work like 10 or 20 times until it's perfect
Honestly if you're efficient, and you pay really close attention, you only need to do it like once. (Unless