Writers, if you have 20 minutes to spare, watch this fantastic Julian Friedmann's TED Talk on writing and rejection (he is an agent). The greatest takeaways for me where the formulas for any story, the typical 3 act structure.
Aristotle said the 3 acts are:
Beethoven's musical style was described as akin to Schiller's philosophy of:
And, one more thing. We believe what we see. We don't believe what we hear. Notice how great stories show you things, and bad stories explain and tell you things. You're welcome. Send me goats now.