Assorted principles and suggestions for classical improvisers (first installment):
•Imitate. Copy what you hear, either from yourself or others.
•Don’t be afraid to repeat something. Over and 0ver and over.
•Repeat something, but after the third time or so, start making changes, however small.
•Mean what you say, say what you mean (not what you think someone wants to hear or what you think will impress them or what someone else might say).