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Write Like a Professional

Write Like a Professional

Good writing comes from perfectionism; meaning it lets you identify what isn’t working and how to fix it, and the rewritings hone your technique. Perfectionism is fundamental when you may only have one chance to show your work to an agent or a publisher.

But you also need to stay optimistic, otherwise, you'll get depressed and quit.

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  • Listen, actually collaborate and be very specific with your input.
  • Suspend your ego. Your input is not about having your voice heard.
  • Give others the chance to contribute in the areas where they know more than you. 

You need to have a beginning that builds to a middle and an ending, or at least an idea of where you’re going, as it is key to explore your themes and foreshadow things properly.

To do it, you must know what your audience expects from the type of writing you’re doing and then defy it.

Honesty is the most important ingredient. You don’t have to be or have gone through something to write about it but you must have a heartfelt feeling about it so you can expose that emotion through your writing. 

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