For your writing toolbox.
A- Accept that your first, third and more than likely your fourth draft will be crap, and that’s okay. It doesn’t have to be perfect, nor will it be.
B- Believe in yourself and your talents. If you don’t believe in yourself or your work, no one else will either.
C- Challenge yourself to write daily. Try to carve out at least 30 minutes to write. The more time you spend away from that paper and pencil (or computer) the easier it is to get out of the habit altogether.
D- Don’t give up. Surge forward even when you feel like ditching a whole manuscript. Trust me, the time will come.
E- Editing. Need I say more? It’s a MUST. Don’t skimp on this one.
F- Forget the naysayers. They usually don’t have a clue.
G- Grammar is important. Know the difference between they’re, their and there if you want to be taken seriously.
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