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Advent XIWriting Lessons | Part I

I’ve been writing a long time. I rarely go as fast as I’d like, and I revise a lot. I often use too many words. In the past five years I’ve been changing how I write. Here are some lessons helpful to me.

1. Keep writing. Coaching, advice, reading, and feedback help, but there is no way to improve other than practice.

2. Set an intention, then let your environment cue you. Going the same way to work each day, or a small ritual when you begin (like turning on a desk lamp) signal to body and mind: it’s time to write.

3. Be accountable to someone else.

The number of tasks left on this project is shrinking. Thanks to everyone of you who are hanging with me.