Developing techniques for writing


After years of reading about the writing lives of authors who’ve made it, I feel it can be distilled to these truths:

1- Motivation
“I write when I’m inspired and I see to it that I’m inspired at 9 ‘o’ clock every morning.” – Peter De Vries. Successful writers have a burning desire to write and therefore, make that passion the driving force in their lives. They organize themselves to feed that motivation, whether its through healthy writing regimens, or clarity on writing goals, or even just being alive to inspiration.

2- Goals
Most successful writers set goals for themselves. Stephen King writes 2,000 words a day when he’s working on a book. Ernest Hemmingway wrote 500 words per day. Some writers have page quotas, others measure themselves against chapters written, still others may have monthly goals of finishing drafts. Successful writers recognize that just like for any other…

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