Ever notice how the advice from accomplished writers seems to be of little or no help when it comes to actually writing? They say things like: -Get a routine. Consistancy is key. Write every day. Don't give up. -Avoid cliche's. Don't be boring. Be unique. -Read a lot. Know your subjects. Why don't they ever talk about plot points or the use of dialogue or just starting the first paragraph for goodness sake? Sometimes I think they're out of touch with us.