See, writing ninjas train until our writing muscles are wearing and we just can't take any more.
And then we train some more.
We kill our darlings. Slit the throat of our beautiful prose.
We slash pages and pages of worthless stuff.
A writing ninja knows the importance of focus, imagination and feeling. She regularly seeks the opportunity to meditate on her story.
The writing ninja can write anytime, anywhere. He knows the best time to get the job done is right now.
A writing ninja expects to work. Expects to be awesome. She expects it--and so it is true.
A writing ninja is successful not only because she is fearless and fierce, but also because she doesn't do what's always been done.
A writing ninja shows respect for those who have come before him and he helps those who are following behind.
The writing ninja knows he can always improve; that there is no end to learning.
Wait. Didn't say this was the art of NOVEL ninjutsu? Sure, I didn't tell you how to write a novel. But I promise you, if you practice the way of the writing ninja, you will write THE END on the most amazing novel you can write.
Because that's what writing ninjas do--they write, and they conquer.