There is no royal road to learning; no short cut to the acquirement of any art.
There is no happiness in love, except at the end of an English novel.
There is no way of writing well and also of writing easily.
The end of a novel, like the end of a children's dinner-party, must be made up of
sweetmeats and sugar-plums.
Anthony Trollope (1815-1882), a disciplined writer who arose at 5 am daily to write his self-assigned quota of words. From his Autobiogaraphy: "A small daily task, if it be really daily, will beat the labours of a spasmodic Hercules."
The writing techniques I use are explained in Mary Duffy's Toolbox for Writers e-book.