comment t1_eiaj2vc re: The best advice in writing is typically very simple, yet most people dismiss it because it either sounds too good to be true or they want shortcuts.
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{ posted: Monday, 11 March, 2019 at 2:06pm // views: 15 // words: 101 }

It's understandable though. If someone spends years pouring their heart into their first manuscript then hands it to you for review, you could pretty safely throw it into the fire and say "congratulations on getting that one out of the way!"

But how do you really get someone to accept that the process involves doing the absolute best you can and working really really hard to produce something that will almost certainly be lousy?

You can't get through it without having at least some hope or confidence that your first outing will be the exception to the rule.

[context: PMcCullough @ reddit]