There was a great feature in The Hollywood Reporter today about feature writers John Patrick Shanley, Jenny Lumet, Dustin Lance Black, Andrew Stanton, J. Michael Straczynski and Thomas McCarthy. I think the biggest lesson to be taken away from it is their major dedication and discipline. These people write for hours and hours, every day. We all have moments of doubt or hesitation (I definitely have room for improvement myself), but sometimes I think writer's block is a thing of amateurs. Really successful writers just write. All the time.
I also love Jenny's line about listening very, very carefully to people.