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Jumpstart Your Next Book through Freewriting

Actors have an expression that they use to keep centered: “When in doubt, slow down.” For writers, the expression is, “When in doubt, freewrite.” Freewriting is especially helpful when you’re looking at that initial blank page and you don’t know where to begin. You’ve already got the thoughts developing in your mind — after all, you’re an expert in your field. But they’re incomplete, in no logical order, and bumping into each other as they fight for your attention. Get them out. We’re writers, not remembers. Don’t worry about mechanics, grammar, and spelling. You’ll get to them later. All those crazy thoughts: I’m no good, I’m not smart, I don’t have time, nobody’s going to be interested anyway…. If you have those thoughts swirling around in your mind, they’re taking […]

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