Found this list via Twitter (thanks @NaNoWriMo)
Practical Tips on Writing a Book from 23 Brilliant Authors
These authors write non-fiction, so I think their advice on not reading similar subjects while writing may work for them, but doesn't necessarily work for me. I would think that non-fiction, non-memoir involves a ton of notes as well, so I'm ignoring the organizing of interviews and research. I did a bit of work in that direction when I was ruminating over Iggy, by using wikispaces as a more comprehensive way to organize myself so I could really see what I had.
I'm not normally one to go with advice given by published authors, oddly enough, but I can relate to a few things on this list:
My plan for dealing with internet distractions? Turn the Airport option off on my laptop. And yeah, I write Shitty First Drafts. And Not-so-Shitty Second Drafts. But still shitty.
This is what a large portion of this blog really is, you know. This is how this blog began. My friends dabble in writing, but they don't really write fiction and certainly not book-length fiction. I just want to run my ideas past people that read, but don't necessarily write.
I kind of like that last tip. It's interesting.