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  •  Regarding your writing ... (4+ / 0-)
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    FloridaSNMOM, Mortifyd, coquiero, ramara

    ... WRITE ANYWAY!  It doesn't matter if 99.9% of what you write down you think is crap.  It's the writing itself that matters - it's like any other skill, the more you do, the better you get at it.

    Try this exercise:

    Every morning, write for 1 hour.  It doesn't matter if all you write is "The quick red fox jumped over the lazy brown dog" over and over.  Write anyway.

    Every evening, read over what you have read.  Choose 1 sentence that you like best.  That doesn't mean the sentence you think is perfect, or the best-written, or the least crappy.  All that matters is that you like that sentence best.

    Next morning, take that sentence, write it at the top of your paper, and go from there.

    Repeat.

    I'll bet that within six weeks, you'll start producing writing you like.  Within six months, you'll have writing other people like.

    Go from there.

    So keep writing!!

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