Have you ever sat down to write, and found that everything you wrote seemed terrible?
Every writer has felt that way, at one time or another.
Here’s the uncomfortable truth about those critical thoughts: they can actually help you become a better writer.
But only if you know how to recognize those thoughts for what they are, and then train yourself to have them at the right time.
There are two sides to your creative process.
The creative side of your writing process helps you get the rough draft down on paper.
The critical side, on the other hand, helps you revise and polish the final draft.
In order to be write, you actually need both of these very different thought patterns in your head. You just can’t have them at exactly the same time. Continue reading
Did you resolve to finish your novel this year?
I salute you. The bad news is that 80% of those who set New Year’s resolutions give up by the second week of February, according to U.S. News.
So, right about . . . now.
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