How to (Almost) Instantly Improve Your Writing

Guy Bergstrom:

All true. And not just because she quotes me.

Originally posted on change it up editing:

ID-10053750If you are serious about your writing, you’ve probably searched for the magic formula that will guarantee publication of your work. I hate to be the one to break this to you, but there is no magic formula.

Writing is hard. Writing well is hard work. Writing well enough to see your work published takes time, dedication, ruthless editing, and yes, a bit of luck.

Luck isn’t something you have much control over . . . but you do have control over time, dedication, and ruthless editing.

Millions of words have been written about finding and making time to write, so you’re probably working on that, and you’re already dedicated to your craft or you wouldn’t be reading Stephen King’s On Writing and searching blogs for ideas on how to make a living in this crazy business.

That leaves ruthless editing as your ticket to instantly improving your writing.

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5 responses to “How to (Almost) Instantly Improve Your Writing

  1. Damn, I stared to respond and edited down to ‘The’.

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  3. juliabarrett

    Yup. No magic, nothing easy about it. For the most part.

  4. It was a great piece! Speaking of red-lining, have you run out of red ink yet? :)

  5. Totally agree. Thanks for sharing the article.

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