Warbreaker is a wonderful stand-alone epic fantasy. There are 4 main POV's, two sister princesses (one refined, one irreverent), a god returned from the dead, and a mysterious vagabond with a talking sword and a mysterious agenda. Brandon Sanderson does an excellent job building out his characters, who all sound unique and have their own…
If you don't have the time to read the whole article, ask yourself these questions every time you read some research or a news article: Did they recruit enough people from all appropriate groups to represent the population? (Recruiting) Did they ask non-biased and unleading questions which allow for neutral and other opinions? Did they…
Just keep learning the craft. Develop a habit of consistently consuming how-to-write content.
The last "just keep" you need to add to your writing habits is "just keep submitting" read more on my blog.
The first rule of writing is to read! Learning through osmosis.
Keep trying, keep failing, and watch the failures become more and more spaced out. Wannabes talk about writing, real writers actually write. Keep trying. No magic key. Just keep writing.
Use these rules and tools for greater efficiency and focus in managing your projects.
Write fiction where the next most LOGICAL thing happens, not always and only where the WORST thing happens.
In short, rid yourself of the mindset that you have a Creative Brain and an Analytical Brain. Create a new mindset where you have 1 brain: A well-trained, well-practiced, and highly-disciplined Creative Brain.