Writing Hack #10 of 33 Writing Hacks for Aspiring Authors Craving to Publish
Learn the difference between the art & the craft of writing. The art of writing supersedes the craft. Seasoned authors are not concerned about spelling, grammar, and punctuation, because that is a distraction. Trained editors and proofreaders clean up writer’s work. Spend your passionate energy on the story you have to tell. Passion is what will drive your writing to the end.
Instead of being worried about the craft of writing, just let it rip. Do not be self-conscious or judge yourself. You can polish later. Simply write as you speak to get your story to flow. Flow your words onto a journal, or onto your blog, or word processing program. Your focus as a writer is to write with passion and tell the story, or teach your wisdom. The art of writing includes being present as you write. Bring the present into your writing to make exciting and intriguing for you and the reader. Avoid phrases such as “he was,” “there was,” “it was.” If you bring the present into your writing it will automatically be fresh and enticing.
Let go of perfect. The reason deadlines have become a standard in the field of publishing is to get it done. Perfectionism is one of the biggest traps in publishing. Understand that all major publications do contain printing errors. Get a good editor and proofreader, and then go with it. The art of writing makes it more important to tell your story than to hoard your story.
Deborah S. Nelson is an aspiring writer who has written and published 22 books to Amazon.com in the past nine years. She has worked inside a publishing house and written at least 400 online and offline articles. She claims she is still an aspiring writer addicted to the thrill of publishing—both your thrill and hers. That thrill is what propelled her into publishing coaching—and keeps her hooked!
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