Above: the late great Terry Pratchett was a prodigious author; Pratchett typically churned out two books every year. His Discworld series comprises 40 volumes.
Pratchett said that to write, you must read extensively, both inside and outside your chosen genre and to the point of "overflow". He advised that writing is hard work, and that writers must "make grammar, punctuation and spelling a part of your life."However, Pratchett enjoyed writing, regarding its monetary rewards as "an unavoidable consequence", rather than the reason for writing.
Come back here next week (29/03) for Part 2.