I’ve altered this from a different post I once wrote this one time at 3am in the morning. You can hardly notice the difference at all:
2. Know your Enemy: The robots book know you so make sure you know them! Research like never before! Read in and out of your genre! Find your place and then don’t let yourself be comfortable! Challenge the norm! Break free of the rules! Write what pleases you but know what pleases everyone else. Knowledge is power, and never more so when you want to make your life about writing! Blogs on writing and publishing can be super handy in this regard. They can let you know you’re not alone, and help you understand some of the finer and tricksier elements of publishing.