12 Writing Principles I Lived By in 2019


Check out this post from the Novelty Revisions blog titled 12 Writing Principles I Lived By in 2019

Meg Dowell Writes

1. Try a bunch of different things and re-familiarize yourself with what you like (and what you don’t). I’ve written about a variety of subjects this year, and while I’m ready to leave some of them behind, I feel even more connected to the topics that interest me most.

2. It doesn’t have to be perfect. In fact, it almost never will be perfect. For a long time, even when I was still working on finishing the first draft of the only book I fully finished this year, I hated it because of how flawed it was. But that is literally the point of a first draft — to tell a story that isn’t perfect (yet). You have to tell it in full before you can go back and figure out how to make it better.

3. If you are proud of it, then it was worth your energy and…

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