Erica Orloff churns out invaluable writing advice like a fan: A Writer’s Life (23 Jan 2011):
To write . . . you have to live. Loudly, I think.
And that I do.
When I speak at schools and kids ask for advice on what they should do if they want to become a writer, I usually impart three pieces of so-called wisdom.
Read everything you can get your hands on.
Be intellectually curious.
Get out there and live loud . . . have experiences.