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Take a plot hole and, instead of revamping with long backstory, hang a lantern on it, like: yep, that’s there, moving on.
The older I get, the more I recognize my writing brain and my editing brain as two distinct parts of myself.
Before you begin working with beta readers, be sure to ask them if they have time to read it and give them a deadline.
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Worrying about how people will respond to our writing can be paralyzing. Fear of judgment is a powerful thing.
Your voice as a writer consists of the specific ways in which you tell stories. You can cultivate it by doing one simple thing every day.
You can train yourself to write faster. Just like anything else, it just takes practice. So set your watch and get writing.