There are rules, formulas, recipes, outlines, tricks, methods, systems, ways, guidelines, hacks, habits, techniques, secrets, shortcuts, sketches, or treatments.
But it all starts and ends with the work. If you aren’t willing to do the writing, all the tricks in the world aren’t going to help.
The sooner you make your first five thousand mistakes, the sooner you will be able to correct them.
From The Natural Way to Draw by Kimon Nicolaides