So maybe it isn't so relevant here where most of us still use the term 'aspiring,' but worth a read, IMO.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/red-room/ ... 44342.html
Incidentally, I became first familiar with Gail Simone's work after coming across her 'Women In Refrigerators' article. (link below). I think she may have softened her stance or simply "things have changed since that was written," but the article and the issues it raises are still worth bearing in mind.4) Trust Your Gut, Or Your Friends' Guts, Or Something.
Many writers aren't aware of this, but there's a virus that writers give off, that somehow forces everyone around them to give their opinions on how that writer's story should go. These people don't mean to be rude, they think they're being helpful, even when their advice is something like, "Can't the killer be a robot?"
You may be tempted to run over these people with your cars, and if this list were just a little bit longer, I would cover some excellent suggestions on how to get away with it. But a better piece of advice might be to remember that it's your story. You may be forced into a writing committee. But your writing is still yours, no matter what the contract or your editor might say. Trust your gut. It knows when you're screwing up. Your brain will lie to you. It loves the paycheck, it loves positive feedback. Your gut is under no obligation to make you feel good.
And, if possible, find some writers and readers who won't lie to you. Just a couple, or you run the risk of getting contradictory good advice and that way lies flying polar bears and killer robots.
One other thing, this is obviously not directly manga related, but still very relevant to the act of creating, I believe.