Groggily, I drag myself to a sitting position at the edge of my bed. 6:30 a.m. — why did I stay up so late binging “Dead to Me?” Friday is my go-to writing day, but my brain just doesn’t want to wake up this morning.
A nap, that’s what I need. A nap, and then I’ll jump out of bed raring to go and ready to write clever copy for hours and hours.
Going back to sleep for an hour isn’t a nap so much as it is plain old sleeping in. …
Editors don’t care that you write every day; they care that you follow the writing rules. Shoot any editor a note for confirmation, and tell me I’m wrong. Since they know a lot of these rul…
Amen! I interact with so many writers who never have this epiphany.
The way to become a better writer is to learn how to write well. Basic rules like punctuation, clarity, coherence, emphasis, and transition should be at your fingertips. Mastering persuasive storytelling should also be among the goals you should be pursuing.
Thanks for making this simple. I read a book summary, attended a three-hour workshop, and read numerous other articles but couldn't quite break it down. It seemed too complicated. You made me realize The 12 Week Year is not complicated.
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