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3 Writing Habits That Will Help You Succeed as an Author

Let’s face it, writing is simply a craft. All of us can improve this craft by developing successful writing habits. Regardless of what skill level our writing is at today, the fact is that our skills can dramatically over the upcoming months and years. I personally don’t believe there are natual born writers per se, rather I believe some of us simply begin at a higher skill level. We still need to learn the mechanics of constructing a great story. This is where we need solid writing habits to polish and improve our writing skills.

The most effective habits are those that are simple and easy to grasp philosophically. The real value lies in our execution of these habits – a set of exercises and activities that we must grind out on a daily basis. They become a part of our routine. As someone who once managed a large number of people, I always preferred the average person with a strong routine over the disorganized genius. This because I knew the person with a strong healthy routine would give our team consistent results on a daily basis. This is the same approach that those who aspire to become successful writers should take.

Sucessful Writing Habits

Here are 3 writing habits that would serve any writer very well:

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  2. Laurel Karry

    August 25, 2017 at 6:02 pm

    I’m pretty certain THE most important part of being a successful writer is, most importantly and above all else, being a fastidious editor who would never EVER let slip one spelling error, much less more than one. One’s credibility as a writer quickly dies when errors of any kind hit the published page.
    Please double and triple check your work!

    Kindly,
    Laurel Karry

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