How to Meet Your Daily Word Count Target Day After Day

How to Meet Your Daily Word Count Target Day After Day

How to Meet Your Daily Word Count Target Day After Day Last week I wrote about setting a realistic word count target. Today, I wanted to share some tips to help you meet that target day after day. Setting a daily or weekly target that is attainable is important for us to reach our writing goals. But we also need to set ourselves up so that we’re able to meet our word count target. Just because we set a writing goal or target doesn’t mean we’ll actually achieve it. Life gets in the way or you feel stumped, and before you know it, you’re so far behind that it seems like there’s no hope for ever getting caught up. While the target is attainable and realistic, writing the actual words is a different story. So, how can you make sure you meet your daily word count target every day? By knowing the story. One of the best things you can do to stay on...
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One Big Strategy to Tapping into Your Creative Genius

One Big Strategy to Tapping into Your Creative Genius

One Big Strategy to Tapping into Your Creative Genius Are you ready to tap into your creative genius and get more writing done? Would you like to sit down to write and be rewarded with a fountain of ideas that never runs dry? Many writers, especially aspiring writers, are afraid they’re not creative enough to write a novel. They think that if they were meant to write, they’d have ideas coming out of their ears and that they’d be able to write easily and effortlessly. The writing would flow. And the ideas would keep coming in one after another. Because of this belief, many of these writers don’t even try. Or they do try it out, discover it’s a lot harder than they thought, and then give it up. If a writer thinks he’s not creative enough, he may be right. But he’s only taking into account his current abilities. He may not feel creative today, but if he devotes time to it, he’ll...
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6 Practical Computer Tips for Writers

6 Practical Computer Tips for Writers

6 Practical Computer Tips for Writers Oh, the joys of working with a computer… Last week, I was reminded just how frustrating working with computers can be. So, naturally I got the idea to share with you some practical computer tips for writers. If you’re a writer and you find yourself wanting to pull your hair out because your computer is such a jerk, then here are some practical tips to help you out... 1. Save Often! Saving our writing files is one area where it’s okay to be a little obsessive. Imagine you’re in the zone. The writing is flowing, the scene is heating up (maybe it’s an intense fight scene), and you’re pleased with the words that are coming out. But then as you type your thousandth word, your computer crashes. You gasp. Your heart races as you sit frozen in your chair, unable to take a breath for fear it’ll confirm that you’ve lost it all. Your eyes dart nervously across the blank screen....
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