8 Things You May Have to Give Up to Become a Better Writer

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Reading a lot and making writing a daily habit are bound to make you a better writer. But often, it’s not enough. You have to create in your life the space you need to grow as a writer. You need freedom. And to gain this freedom, you have to give up things and say no … Continue reading 8 Things You May Have to Give Up to Become a Better Writer

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How to Write More Every Day

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Write first thing in the morning, before you do anything else. If you must go to work, try getting up one hour earlier. Use the tool that feels right to you. It doesn’t have to be your work computer or a computer at all. You can use a typing machine, an Alphasmart, a Hemingwrite, or … Continue reading How to Write More Every Day

10 Things I Wish I Knew Sooner About Writing

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1 You can never finish a story or a poem – you can only abandon it. 2 Love and writing don’t always get along – sometimes you have to choose. 3 To aim for perfection in writing (beyond grammatical perfection) is to rewrite the fun out of writing. 4 Writing is a refined addiction but … Continue reading 10 Things I Wish I Knew Sooner About Writing