Learning the zero draft technique was a huge breakthrough for me. I’m amazed that I haven’t written an article on it yet. So what better way to breathe life back into this blog than starting at the very first step? Continue reading “The Zero Draft”
It’s the 22nd of November. A few weeks ago, I got stuck in to drafting the manuscript for NaNoWriMo and let everything else slide. On the plus side, I’ve finished drafting the 50,000 words. Here’s a quick rundown of what the month has been like, and what I’ve learned so far … Continue reading “50,000 Words Done: NaNoWriMo complete.”
Over the past couple of years, I’ve gone through a few ups and downs in terms of forming a writing habit. In this post, I want to cover the three things that have had the biggest impact on my productivity.
The rough draft is not the final draft…
This is the number one, fundamentally groundbreaking concept. Once I understood and applied it, everything changed. Three simple things:
1. No other person can ever read your rough draft, so it doesn’t matter what you write.
2. Don’t stop typing. Write what comes to mind.
3. No editing until the story is finished.