He thinks he can tell me how to make a cake!? Doesn't he know that I can make a cake anyway that I want! I bet this person isn't even a real chef! >:[
Does this sound ridiculous? That's because it is. It's about as ridiculous as "this guy thinks he can tell people how to write stories/cartoons!? People can write them any way they want! He isn't even a cartoonist himself!"
Yes, I'm not making tutorials, but the claim is basically the same. It assumes that there isn't things in a story that you have to do to make it complete. I get this one even more than "it's just a cartoon" or "it's just for kids" ones, and it is built on terrible logic. And yes writing is an art, but there's also a craft to it. Like pottery. You need to know how to use the clay, how to let things dry, how to properly use a kiln, etc. For storytelling, you need to know how to use characters, plot, dialogue, etc.
Sorry, it's just that this stuff is kinda beginning to get to me with all of the family stress going on.