13 Tips for Writers Who Just Want to Finish Something For Once

Check out this great post from the Novelty Revisions Blog with 13 Tips for Writers Who Just Want to Finish Something For Once

Meg Dowell Writes

1. Start by making sure you have an end goal that makes sense for you — one that is manageable and something you can still be proud of. Maybe writing a novel is too big right now. So shoot for something shorter.

2. Don’t rush. Sometimes when we get new ideas we write 500,000 words in two days and then completely burn out. Don’t do that. Take things slowly, no matter how tempting it is to dive in headfirst at the initial spark.

3. Speaking of burnout, take breaks. Don’t write yourself exhausted. Don’t wait until you’re sick of working on something to set it aside. Put it down for a day while you’re still excited about it, then hop back in, and repeat.

4. When you get stuck, walk away. Don’t sit there staring at your own words expecting an idea to leap from your screen. Go do something…

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