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You have to create the conditions to write. Carve out some time to write, then start writing. Use the little moments in your day when you're not doing anything.
Or, sit at your computer, and write for one hour, take a break, then write again for another half hour or so. It doesn't matter if it is good or not. Just plough ahead.
Writing can be really hard. When you're stuck, call up a friend with a different way of thinking, or talk to a friend who's writing a book to help you think through the issue in your book.
You can also reach out to other writers that can provide support. One way to find them is to read the acknowledgements in books.
A writing group or accountability partner can help provide perspectives that aren't your own, and tell you when you've gotten something wrong.
Maybe your prose is clunky, or your character depictions are not good, or stereotypical. Learn to accept criticism with grace and humility.
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Try to show up for your characters. It's not important how you do it, as long as you do it.
When you feel a bit stuck, and walking the dog or organizing the closet doesn't help, speak to a friend with a different way of thinking. Or talk to a friend who's writing a book.aaa
You don't just have to stick to friends. Reach out to other writers who can talk through any issue you're having with your book.
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When you write something, you get very close to it. It is nearly impossible to distance yourself from it straight away to edit properly.
The longer you can leave a draft before editing, the better. Half an hour to two days is enough of a break to edit well. When you do edit, read your work out loud. You'll catch more problems and get a better feel for how everything flows.
Jerry Seinfeld keeps his commitment of writing a joke every single day with a calendar: Each day that he writes, he puts a big X on the calendar.
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