Writing Hack #6. Write Recklessly
Once you have formed your inspiration, writing space, and daily time, I am going to urgently suggest that you write recklessly. What does that mean? Your most inspired writing will flow when inspired. Write your story as it flows out of you, and do not be concerned one iota how it sounds. Make spelling, editing or any kind of errors, but first, get your inspired story down on paper.
Inspiration plus the idea are the most important aspects of good writing. We have the art of writing and we have the craft of writing. You can be a successful writer without the craft because you can hire someone for editing and proofreader, but you cannot be a successful writer without the story. Therefore, do not be distracted with spelling, grammar, or structure. Leave the image of the high school English teacher behind and write recklessly. She only was focused on the details. When writing a masterpiece you will be focused on the story, the flow, and the inspiration. Your story or knowledge that you are sharing is the most important aspect of writing.
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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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