The always brilliant, and usually NSFW, Chuck Wendig writes here about the dangers of writing advice:

Lest we incur Mr Wendig’s righteous, sweary wrath, let me make it clear that the advice offered on this site is intended to inspire, provoke, stimulate, amuse and most of all to get you writing and keep you writing. Because the best way to become a better writer is by doing it, not reading about it. And that’s how you discover the writer you really are.