Diligence is required if you’re to cross the finish line of Publication Highway.
A deeply immersive storytelling approach forces you to engage your readers’ senses and emotions to draw them deeper into your story.
So the next time you can’t sleep because the Idea Gerbil is running on the hamster wheel and he refuses to stop, do what I do. Get out of bed and write it down.
Your heart is unique. So is your message, so comparing yourself and/or your writing to someone else leads to being stranded on Someday Isle.
The second part, editing, requires a more analytical and methodical approach.
We become better writers by learning from others, by taking their advice to heart.
Editing is how you transform your first draft thoughts into a book your readers crave.
Risk being emotionally vulnerable on the page today. Share from your heart. Say whatever comes to mind without self-censorship.
How can you present information, facts, and anecdotes in a way that engages your reader through imagery, emotions, and sensory experiences?
The beauty of this realization is that I write more words each day, and I write them more easily.