“All you need is a good idea, the rest will come naturally.”
This is one of many widespread misconceptions about writing, existing as an author and literature itself.
What misconceptions about writing do you encounter over and over again?
I especially enjoy the ones that appear in contradictory pairs, often in the same conversation. “Write well and you’ll float to the top of the bestseller list eventually.”, but also, “Nobody is reading good literature anymore.”
What are some of your favorites?