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No one can teach you to be a writer, but anyone can learn how to be a writer is on of my favorite axioms about writing. You’ve answered your own question, but rejected it as hokum when it is the truest and best and quickest path to becoming a better writer. If you rush through the setup of your story, in order to write the good stuff, it is entirely fine. ...


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Full Disclosure - I'm not a fan of dream sequences. I can think of perhaps a handful of one-off dream sequences in books that I've enjoyed and felt added value. I can't think of a single recurring dream sequence that's improved a book I've read and these days I skim them at best. But this is only my preference/opinion - and I'm not arrogant enough to assume ...


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