How to select wine.
How to clean difficult stains from carpet.
How to set traps for adversaries.
If you’re stubborn enough the story line will change to accommodate you. Sometimes it makes for a better book.
If you refuse to go away eventually the author will write you into another book.
No matter how bad things get, they could always be worse.
Sometimes you just have to broom it up.
There’s always a time to say “d*mn it” and jump.
Everyone has a role. Sometimes it’s a sucky role, but you’re still needed.
Pick up random weapons you find lying about.
Everything is a weapon.
Your scars are the places you’re strongest.
People get bored with your depression and interior monologue
If you don’t set it on fire now, you’ll regret it later.
It’s better to have loved and lost, but why lose, really, when you can fight for it.
Take care of little furry/scaly/tentacled creatures. Today’s waif is tomorrow’s guardian.
You don’t choose the plot, but you can choose your attitude to it.
There’s safety in numbers.
You can always fix it in post.
G-d is probably not an author, but it’s easier to think of Him as one.
I can yell upward “Get a critique group, already” but it won’t change much.
While alive there’s always hope for sequels.