Sometimes the simple tips are the most useful

Don’t over complicate your writing process.

Sometimes I think I make writing harder than it needs to be. A recent post by Tiffany Sun at The Writing Cooperative reminded me of some simple tips.

Now don’t get me wrong, if writing were easy everyone would be on the NYT list. I don’t mean that but often I get frustrated trying to put something into words on this dang screen. That’s when I need to remember a few basics.

Tiffany lists twelve hacks that are just good common sense writing. I hope one of them speaks to you.

#11 is my favorite. Not sure I could type without seeing the words, however, this did give me ideas. Because perfection haunts me and often stops the flow. If that ever happens to you stop staring at that white screen, turn it off or at least dim it so that you can’t see every typo, every grammar mistake, and relax. thinking computer -1020137_640

Turn off those grammar correction tools until you’re ready to edit.   And then just write!


Click the link and read her simple tips, maybe one will help next time you get stumped.

12 Writing Hacks You Need to Become a Great Writer

Which of her “hacks” give you food for thought?

Do you have a “tip or hack” that reminds you to keep it simple?

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How did you do in this year’s race?

The November race to the finish!

Congratulations to all of you who ran and finished the NaNoWriMo race.

This is something I’ve always wanted to do, but well, shit happens as does the holidays.

However, I so admire all of those who not only attempted, but finished over 50,000 words in just 30 days.

Wow! Way to go everyone!

Some think it’s an amazing exercise in productivity. Others like  over at thinks it’s a waste of time and energy. She contends that the writer will be disappointed in the quality of what is produced.

 wrote 27 things every NaNoWriMo writer needs to know.

Hmm, maybe next year I’ll… Nope, probably won’t happen.

So have there been NaNoWriMo successes? You bet!

 also lists 7 successful NaNoWriMo projects that went on to become NYT Best Sellers.

And some of my favorite books too! Like Wool, Cinder, and Water for Elephants.

Hmm, maybe I’ll think about next year.

So what about you? Did you participate in NaNoWriMo this year? How did it go? Are you happy with what you produced?

Inquiring minds want to know.

Leave a comment and tell us all about your NaNoWriMo writing experience, or why you chose not to participate.

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