Take some practical tips about writing by the illustrious Mark Twain. The secret is to share your work with a large cross section of people (listed one by one in this video), then, if a book fails to please, burn it.
For some reason this video is also narrarated by John Lithgow, which makes me a little giddy.
(via The Book Design Review)
The video is an illustration of one chapter from the book WHO IS MARK TWAIN? and John Lithgow provided the voice for the audio book. Check it out here: http://theharperstudio.com/authorsandbooks/marktwain/