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Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child

“Develop the habit of ruthless self-criticism. Your first (or tenth) draft is not your precious child. Murder it. Savage it. It is nothing more than inert clay: a thing to be scrutinized, questioned, kneaded, chopped up, pounded, rearranged, and, if necessary, thrown away. Seek out those whose opinions you respect and ask them to give you objective criticism. . . . Another piece of advice is to write the kind of story you yourself would like to read.”

–“So you want to become a published writer