Thank you Chris Brogan for your post on Google+. Brogan gives his tips on writing along with a post from Brain Pickings titled "The Daily Routines of Famous Writers." If you love interestingness, you need to check out Maria Popova's blog, Brain Pickings regularly.
Goofing Off While the Muse Recharges by Richard Ford
Richard Ford believes in taking writing breaks. He never thought of himself as a man driven to write. "I simply choose to do it, often when I can't be persuaded to do anything else; or when a dank feeling of uselessness comes over me, and I'm at a loss and have some time on my hands, such as when the World Series is over."
"In these 30 years I have made a strict point to take lavish periods away from writing, so much time that my writing life sometimes seems to involve not writing more than writing, a fact I warmly approve of."
From the New York Times Writers on Writing column
My own personal writing tip is to write and refine, write and refine... What's yours?
I'm an expert amateur or maybe an amateur expert.