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Part five of my 25 Writing Tips For Writers, Editors, And Authors experienced some technical issues but now everything is fine and fixed.
- When you focus too much on yourself, you miss out on valuable opportunities around you.
- You don’t read anything? You can’t write anything. You read everything? You can write everything.
- Know where you are going before you get there.
- Get the words on the page first. That’s your top priority.
- The most painless way to become a better writer: read.
- Emulate the best but don’t ever copy.
- You learn the most through finishing things. Finish your stories, your poems, your novels.
- Write with an audience of one in mind.
- Unused ideas and notes don’t have to go to waste. They may serve a purpose later on.
- Words don’t magically appear on the page—you have to put them there.
- Never write to please.
- Write like no one is watching.
- Don’t be scared to ask for help, especially when first starting out.
- I write because it is the only thing I know how to do.
- Writing is a passion filled with agony.
- You will learn a great deal through the act of finishing more so than only starting.
- Don’t try to please everyone. The minute you do is the minute you’ll fail.
- Find editors you trust. You can’t always trust what you write on the page makes sense.
- If you don’t have a specific reason why it is there, leave it out.
- Common sense and the writing mind are not friends. Imagination is.
- I think more when I am writing than when I am reading yet I learn the most when I read.
- I can’t stress the importance of titles and headlines enough. Always invest time into them.
- The backstory should be in the back, not front and center.
- Embrace all forms of criticism. Learn to grow from your mistakes.
- Remember: you are a writer. Your muse lurks in your subconscious.
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