Why are writers so bad at writing about writing?
When the story stalls, audiences get bored and lose their motivation to continue.
Are you tempted by tropes? That's okay!
The last thing you want is prose that makes action feel like a slog.
We were going to talk about wizards, but we couldn't agree on what they are.
Without impacting future events, dreams feel like a tangent or a cheap route to excitement.
Parents: they really get in the way when your underaged hero wants to have dangerous adventures
Your story recreates the same three-point structure at every scale.
What is that last line even for?
Due to the linear nature of spacetime, stories have to start somewhere.
Arbitrary magic systems can work, but they have some liabilities.
You thought this episode would have a topic other than plot twists, but, twist, the topic is plot twists!
Confusing new terms can make readers feel jarred and overwhelmed.