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Simple Writing Tips!

A couple weeks ago, we talked about NaNoWriMo starting on November 1st. Although I will not be personally joining a camp, I will be writing a significant amount of words during the month. Whether you have been writing for two years or two weeks, I wanted to include a few healthy reminders of what may help you be successful in your writing endeavors.

  • Start small. The important thing is to maintain a routine of writing every single day. 300 words per day is plenty. Did you know John Grisham began his writing career as a lawyer? He got up early every morning and wrote one page. You can do the same.
  • Have an outline. I am currently working on a webinar talking about important tips when writing. One large piece of writing is maintaining an outline. Think of your book in terms of beginning, middle, and end. Anything more complicated will get you lost. Highlight your plot points and break them down into major events.
  • Have a set time and place to work on your book every day. Schedule your time to work and your time to be off. When you are writing, you should be in a special space for writing, so when you enter it, your body is ready to tackle the manuscript. And don’t let yourself off the hook.

These are not entirely complex tips to follow, but even the best of writers forget the simplicity that keeps us on track. Now get out there if you are a writer, because you should be writing.

Joshua Robertson, CEO
Crimson Edge Press, LLC

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