“There’s really no shortcuts to this. As smart and talented as you are, you’re still going to have to spend thousands of hours alone in a room mercilessly criticising all your own perceptions.”
Nic Pizzolatto, author of Galveston, writer and showrunner for True Detective
Mercilessly. Criticising. ALL. Your. Own. Perceptions.
The unwillingness to do just that is why most writers suck and always will. Here’s the whole video.