Happy New Year!
Before we all climb in and buckle up for our 2018 writing journey, I think we need to agree on what needs to be packed. Now I know some of us are very excited about our journey but it’s vital we take the right stuff. We can’t get halfway through 2018 and discover we forgot some important items.
Here’s what I think we need to pack:
- Notebooks. In 2017 I fell in love with writing longhand and it has changed me as a writer. There’s something magical about filling up notebooks with observations, novel outlines, character profiles, ideas for plot twists and quotes which have inspired you.
- Dark shades. Writing hangovers can play havoc with your eyes and crows feet. If you’ve been burning the midnight oil with your second draft I guarantee you will look rough the next day. So, my creative friends its time…
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I’m not here to get into the eBook vs. print books debate, but let’s face it: EBooks are incredibly convenient. There are so many great reasons to love them… but I’m the first to admit that people who read eBooks do have a very interesting set of new-age problems, starting with these hilarious situations below!
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I second this all the way!
Once you have written a few first drafts you realise there are some things you don’t need to waste valuable time and energy worrying about. The first stage is simply an outpouring of words onto a page. Nothing else.
Here is a list of 28 things you don’t need to worry about whilst writing your first draft.
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Ready to giggle?
Have some fun and giggles this morning!