Sunday, 8 November 2015

Five Things Every Writer Should Know

With NaNoWriMo breathing down our necks  in full swing, I thought a little motivation was in order. Writing is a solitary activity (thank god) and while we love those quiet moments when we're completely submersed with our characters, it also leaves us vulnerable to self-doubt.

So here's a little pick me up for those of you feeling a bit like Eeyore, moody and glum, hunched over the keyboard.

#1. Every first draft is garbage, but keep that crap coming because you can't edit a blank page.

#2. Stop comparing yourself to the writer who just got a movie deal. Television is where the big money can be made—aim for that instead.

#3. If you don't write this story, no one else will. Imagine if other writers gave up.

#4. What you're doing takes tremendous skill, concentration and heart, most will fail, but you will triumph.

#5. You can do this. You've got this. You've come this far, just a little further until you reach the finish.

Congratulations! You made it to the end of this post.

Now go tackle that manuscript like the bad mother fuc*er you are!

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