Be nosy. That's right. Writers need to have no shame about asking questions so they can learn about exciting new things. After all, how else do you get all that material to write about? If you want to know about something, ask. Or go to the library. Or ask Google. And remember: don't just write about what you know, write about what you want to know.
Develop a thick skin. Writers are a strange bunch. They spend years writing a book, then tearing it apart in edits, then querying and collecting rejection letters. Just as Rudolph had to get used to being picked on by fellow reindeer, writers need a thick skin to survive the volume of rejections that comes with the job. Rather than letting it get to us, we need to follow Rudolph's example and just let our noses sparkle.
Don't let the fog scare you. At one point or another, all writers hit the fog. You know, that feeling that nothing you write is ever good enough and "where's this book going anyway?" Just remember, real writers don't just work when the weather's clear, they write in the snow and wind and fog as well. And most of the time, it's when they break through the nasty weather that the real magic happens.
How about you? What reindeer games have you learned from our red-nosed friend?