When I decided to take writing seriously, rather than treat it as something I did in my spare time, I went at it full boar. I read Stephen King's On Writing, where his patented advice was to write every day, and I thought that was the only way a writer does things, every day. I realized, after four seven-day weeks of working eight hours a day at my second-shift hospital job, only to come home and write two or three hours a night before bed, that this was not going to work for me.
If writing every day was going to get me to do anything, it was going to make me stop writing. Dashing my dreams of getting my stories into the proverbial dust.
The fact is, there is no one way to do anything in life. Everyone has their way, but as each person is a unique and terrible snowflake, so too is their advice unique and terrible, to you. The best way to learn how to do anything life, whether it be to learn to cook or to write (or anything else, really), is by listening to the rules, and then making them your own.
You can read all of the writing advice books out there, and you should read more than one. Read writing advice blogs, by anyone you can stand, just to get a feel of what things you can add to and what things you can throw away from your repertoire. No one learned how to cook by reading one cookbook. I am sure Cooking for Dummies is a great How-To, but Julia Child did a lot more work than reading one book to become a great chef. And every writer wants to become a great author, otherwise why bother telling the stories we want to tell? Why improve? Why try?
Write your way, because only you can tell the story you want to tell. And it's up to you to motivate yourself, and champion your cause the entire time you're getting that story onto the page, so you might as well make the trip comfortable.