Advice from Larry Kunofsky after I told him my concerns about how I’ve never written a novel and about how I’m not even sure I can write prose again:
it's good to have a notebook.
and, if so, a pen.
or you could use a pencil.
if not, you could get a computer.
try to write something that oprah will like.
it's good to accumulate facts about yourself for the dust jacket.
When devising a plot, it's good to devise one that is compelling.
ultimately, fuck it, just write prose instead of dialogue. you don't need to learn any more.
what IS a character anyway? I'm not sure I've ever met one or have even been referred to as such.