Writing Tip #20: Test your reading skills and attempt to read a book in less time than it usually takes you. Ex. If you average a week, try to finish it in three days.
Writing Tip #19: Make time to have “thinking sessions.” When you would otherwise watch Netflix or listen to music, turn off everything and spend some time with your brain. Keep a journal nearby, just in case an idea takes you by surprise.
Writing Tip #18: Try editing other people’s work. It’s a great learning tool and practice for your own stuff.
Writing Tip #17: It’s healthy to take some time off. When you finish a big writing project, step back for a few days and let it settle. Then, return to it, and you’ll be able to read and edit it with a clear head.
Writing Tip #16: Break up a big project into manageable pieces. Set a certain number of pages to write/edit, or a certain number of words. Give yourself small breaks throughout to refresh your brain.
Writing Tip #15: Find your muse; whether it be a song, a location, a view, a person, a hobby, etc., find out what inspires you the most, and write for it.
Writing Tip #14: Even if you claim to not be a many-drafts person, writing your book over and over is like the process of cutting a diamond. You’re making it better and better.