1. Don’t suck.
2. Have A Good Reason For Your Characters To Be There
3. Don’t Make Any Of Your Characters Too Powerful
4. Don’t Repeat Yourselves
5. It’s Okay If You Don’t Keep Raising The Stakes
6. Don’t Lose Track Of What The Show (Book) Is About
This is all really good advice.
In other news, Lynn Viehl has a new, free, e-book out: a novella of the Kyndred, Rain Lashed. Check it out, you won’t be disappointed.