Learn to accept criticism with grace and humility

Having an accountability partner can be helpful to provide a different perspective and tell you when you've gotten something wrong.

Maybe your prose is clunky, or perhaps your characters are stereotypical. If you're writing outside of your experience, you should know why you're doing it. Even if you do the research, discussion, bringing other people into your work, you might still get something wrong.

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Create the conditions to write
  • Make the time for writing. We all have those absent-minded moments in our day when we're not doing anything. If we use that time to write, we can actually get a lot done.
  • Lower the bar of writing. To overcome perfectionism, set a a goal and a deadline; this will help you get your words out without the need to have them perfect from the beginning.

Reading helps you find out what you like and enables you to refine your own voice.

Reading will influence you, but your voice will always be your own.

Some people plan ahead their and outline their novels, others just jump in a wing it.Experiment, start with something and see what works for you.

Try to show up for your characters. It's not important how you do it, as long as you do it.

If you write, you're a real writer. Whether you write poetry, fanfiction, letters to yourself, a description of experience - if you tell a story, you are the real deal.

Just write, and you'll find yourself writing a book.

  1. 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

  2. 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 want to write a book, reading helps you figure out what you like. Reading good writers can help you make your own voice better.

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Reasons for writing a book summary
  • Writing a book summary helps you remember what you read months, or even years, after reading.
  • It helps you connect main concepts from other books, giving you a deeper level of understanding.
  • Lastly, it helps you improve your own writing.

How to Write a Book Summary

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Writing is just one step in a much larger process
  • Budding writers should not be afraid of writing, but should experiment it as a form of free hand sketching.
  • They should spill out their brains and then build, fix or arrange the content in a creative way.
  • Writing does not just happen when we write something, but also happens when we are thinking, talking, seeing, listening and texting.
  • One needs to fall in love with writing and not think of it as a task to be accomplished.

How to Write 10,000 Words a Week

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