The worst reason I can think of to stick with a project is money.
Know when to quit a project—or at least when to put it on hold.
If handled correctly, a lapse in judgment can lend depth to a character.
A writer can get the most out of a writers conference by forgetting about the agents and the pitch and concerns about getting published.
One thing that the writer of fiction needs to be able to do on occasion is move forward through time in a fairly quick manner.
What really makes us identify with characters is the fact that they’re flawed.
Using specific terminology can help members of your writing group provide specific feedback to each other and move beyond general comments like, “It was good, but something was missing.”
As a rule, you can't not like Chuck Palahniuk. He's just too nice of a guy.