It’s supposed to be hard. If it wasn’t hard, everyone would do it. The hard… is what makes it great. (From the movie ‘A League of Their Own’.)
I love how Scott Myers was able to identify and capture a timeless piece of advice from a baseball movie. Many of us would have watched the scene, and not appreciate it properly.
Here’s yet another advice from Scott:
You know how in most movies, a Protagonist has to go to hell and back in order to achieve their goal? That’s pretty much what writing is about, too. And the fact that the harder it is for a Protagonist to achieve their goal, the better the eventual payoff, the same thing is probably true about writing as well.
I always loved the obvious parallel between the struggle of the writer and the struggle of the hero the writer writes about.