Writing advice that works (for me)
Strategies I come back to over and over again
Last week I shared some ideas about getting out of your own way as a writer. But what about writing itself? What are some of the best bits of advice on how to get a bunch of writing done and get better at it along the way?
Not every writing tip will work for every writer, of course. Some folks swear by “write every day;” others just swear every time they hear that advice. Nonetheless, I think there’s something useful about being reminded of—or introduced to—tips and tricks that some writers find helpful. First, because we might learn something new, and second, because we might be persuaded to try something we’ve been resistant to (see last week re: the stories we tell ourselves about what we need in order to write).
The ideas I’m sharing here are part of my writer’s tool box. I don’t use these strategies every time I write or for every project. But I know they’re there and I can take them out when they’re the right tool for the job. Sometimes, writing …
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