Here's the most important thing I've learned so far:
I'm a designer, you're a designer, we're all designers -- some of us are just better at certain kinds of designs than others & some have pieces of paper saying they are 'certified' designers which does NOT necessarily mean they're better than you are.
To my writerlies: We are all growing and learning about ourselves, others and the universe as we symbiotically affect those designs. For more ideas about designing and growth check out Bruce Mau's Incomplete Manifesto on Growth. Since this one's a keeper I'm providing the link to the PureCaffeine blog that has a printable version of the manifesto.You will definitely see how closely it parallels the design of our fictions.
Have a great weekend,