So while I'm away I have assigned you some reading. Go check out this very fine blog post on how the idea of Survivorship Bias relates to writing advice. This fits with a lot of my own philosophies - people we need to be keeping an eye on the bigger picture. And like Tobias Buckell (excellent name btw) I have always subscribed to the idea of the long game.
And for extra credit you could go on to a response to Mr Buckell from Chuck Wendig and the original article on Survivorship Bias which inspired Mr Buckell to write his post. This original article especially is way cool and just made me even more interested in the World Wars of the 20th century. I am developing an