10. Take Notes on What You Read.
Keep a notebook for your reading notes, or keep your notes on index cards. Reread your notes regularly, and implement any techniques you’ve managed to discern.
11. Discover and Implement Your 3 “NOs.”
Every writer should have three NOs — three things you will never, ever do as a writer.
Over time, you’ll discover what your three NOs are. Be aware of them. You don’t need to share them with others.
12. Laugh Every Day.
Writing can be stressful. Take time to laugh, every day.