Writing Intentions

11 01 2015

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The Best Advice for Writers

December is the worst month for writers.

NaNoWriMo is over, and if you’re like most people, you didn’t “win” it despite your best intentions. (In 2013, only 14 percent of participants crossed the finish line.)

Holiday parties and preparations occupy your evenings and weekends, leaving you with little time to write, and the new year beckons with promises of a fresh start. Next year, you say. Next year you’ll finally write that book.

Except that you said the same thing last year. What will you do to make 2015 different? Grammarly‘s informal survey of writing advice from famous authors uncovered a few common threads:

• Eliminate distractions
• Read a lot
• Write first, edit later
• Finish what you start

In their own words, here are five of our favorite authors on the secrets of their success. (Spoiler alert: there is no secret.)

Read further @ Huffington Post

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