I read this article at a formative time. It helped me a lot and I still more or less stick to it.
For whatever reason I hate hate HATE writing advice that makes you feel special or connected. Or is formulaic, step by step, "this is how you do writing". It's horrible.
There's probably a lot to hate in that article, and that's exactly why I like it. If I read something and there's no friction there's no movement.