I thought I’d wrap up my writing posts of the past few weeks by sharing a few techniques that have worked for me.
Most of them are explained in more detail elsewhere – dig around the blog and have a look. But they also speak for themselves.
1. Write every day, even if you throw away what you write later.
2. Act with integrity – make professionalism part of your brand.
3. Finish what you start. Including trying to get yourself published.
4. Be constantly self-critical of what you write.
5. A bad first draft is better than no first draft.
Do they work for you? Do you have any writing mottos of your own? Do share.
Coming soon: a bit more of the same – but also a series on world building. A look around the Wellington Writers’ walk. My take on some of the world’s great writers – check out my Tolkien, Heinlein and Asimov posts. More soon. And a few posts on related things.
Stuff that makes it possible to write about – well, stuff.
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