Become a Better Writer

I know that to become a better writer, I have to write. So that's what I'm going to do today. I'm deep in revisions and plotting, and I'm determined to spend as much time as I can getting them done.

But I don't want to leave you hanging. My daughter (a Creative Writing major) recently sent me this link to 25 Insights on Becoming a Better Writer. It offers advice on motivation, routine, organization, discipline, and fear, among many others. All the quotes are short, so it's a great way to jumpstart your day!

Do you have days where you clear the calendar just to write? How do you manage it?

11 comments:

  1. Thanks for this, Debbie. I hope you get a lot of writing done today!

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  2. Love the inspiration from the 25 Insights link! Thanks for sharing, and--yes--good luck on the revisions!

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  3. I hope so too. At least I can write while I get my flat tire fixed!

    ~Debbie

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  4. I am so fortunate in that I have the opportunity to spend roughly 3 hrs every morning writing, so that's precisely what I do... well, did, until I took an extended break. Now I'm editing, and not the deep sort of editing, either. It's almost as if I'm still taking a break.

    In any case, I feel routine is important. If I keep to my routine, then everything is fine. If I don't, I find I fall apart.

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  5. Going to check out that link! Thanks! And good luck with your writing/revision/etc. today, Debbie!

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  6. S.M.:routine is a huge part of it, and that's tough for me. Some days my kids go to school all day, but other days they're home and I teach them. Every day is different.

    Trisha: Thanks! And I love the painting you did on your blog. You've got talent!

    ~Debbie

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  7. Thanks for sharing the 25 quotes! Always good to know other people battle through the same things I do and kept going to produce a work worth reading.

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  8. Penny: I don't know where your comment went, but thanks for stopping by!

    ~Debbie

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  9. Hi, Debbie:

    I enjoyed these quotes. Some made me smile and others made me glad I wasn't alone in my sentiments toward writing.

    I wish you a lovely week ahead and quiet time to write and write. :-)

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  10. Glad you enjoyed the quotes, Janette. It hasn't been a quiet week, but I find I actually write more when life is crazy!

    ~Debbie

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