This is truly brilliant advice, particularly because I'm sick of seeing stories on Fiction Press about prophesies, gods, and plots revolving around one person. I've yet to see one written well. I especially agree with point 2. I like characters who know what they want and will do everything in their power to get it. Especially the selfish ones. About point 4... I really wish I could beat this into the brains of some of the amateur writers I've read because the amount of angst I see that is supposedly "dynamic" internal dialogue is ridiculous.
Your rants always give me the help I need, so thank you for writing them.