Awhile back I posted 30 Days of Writing Tips. Since the nature of blogging means the good stuff tends to get pushed way down and out of site I thought I’d list my 5 favorites from that list.
Just Start – I like this one because it’s a perfect way to break up procrastination, self-doubt and any of the other myriad reasons I may have to do something other than write.
Just Keep Writing – Once you’ve gotten started, sticking to it is often the very best thing you can do.
Bookending – this is probably my all time favorite tip for everything including writing. I often bookend because its a quick and easy way to make myself accountable and to break out of isolation.
Be Willing To Fail – When I give up all notions of doing things perfectly, when I become willing to fail, it’s much easier to start something and to write something and to call an editor… one of the advantages of getting older is I’m more willing to fail.
Read It Out Loud – When you read your writing as part of your proofing and editing process your ear will pick up what you’re eye can’t see.
Make Sure Clients Can Contact You – I’m totally mystified when I can’t easily find a phone number and email address on a website. How the heck are clients going to hire you if they can’t even contact you? Sigh.
What’s your favorite writing tip?
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