Since I have a few items on writing, I decided to bunch them together in one folder. Some of the articles contain the same information published in WdC's Drama Newsletter and other newsletters I have written.
Any writing advice (in the articles here or elsewhere) is most useful when the article or the how-to books are read and understood and then not really paid much attention during the initial creation of a piece.
Too much of how-to has a way of crimping one's style and destroying freshness and originality.
During the revisions, however, all advice may be taken into consideration.
The idea is, if one knows what to do in the back of his or her mind, that knowledge will be a guide without consciously interfering with the story during the first draft.