This guest post is by Steve Aedy.
1. Make Writing a Priority
2. Don’t Panic
3. Get in the Zone
The serenity of the cat will gradually affect you so that all the excitable qualities that impede your concentration compose themselves and give your mind back the self-command it has lost.
4. Race Against the Clock
5. Don’t Be a Perfectionist
Perfection is a beast most of us will have to grapple with and I’m no exception. Even though I’ve written hundreds of thousands of words and should, by now, know better, I still expect perfection to flow from my fingertips each time I sit down to write.
6. Edit Your Writing by Reading It Aloud
7. Do All Your Research at Once
I’m aware of the importance of research, of making decisions regarding what is and isn’t important to keep absolutely accurate. You’re writing a novel, after all, a work of fiction.
Story by K.M. Weiland