(not that anyone asked...but I think the Lounge is the place to post random waffle?) > No, I have not written an amazingly unique story that is just waiting to get noticed, then I can quit my job. > Putting sex into every story doesn't necessarily make them better. > Don't ask people if it's okay to write about something you haven't experienced. You'll start a weird war between the writers that think any topic is fair game, and the writers who rally against something called cultural appropriation > Another futile question is "Are prologues bad?" > Passive verbs suck. > My attempt at anything is not great and should not survive without major edits. > I like editing about as much as sticking a fork in my eye. > Getting a story narrated by someone with a nice voice can actually mask a lot of faults in the writing (true!) > I'm too old to learn the craft to a high standard, I doubt my writing will improve a great deal from this point. and that's just fine > Be careful when discussing writing - some people take it very seriously. Don't be a dick just because for you it's only a hobby. > Don't accidentally link your erotic story on your professional linkedin page. > Don't let "Good" be the enemy of "Average". LOL. Anyone else want to share what they learned early on?