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When I printed this draft out last night, I realized I don’t share much about my writing process. So I thought I’d give it a go- but let me preface this by saying- these are methods I’ve found useful for ME.
There are 545,657 other ways out there. It took a while to develop a system that works for me and while I’m still working and reworking that too, 😆, I figure I could share what some of that looks like.
1. Get all your words out. Once you’ve brain dumped and are ready to write, don’t try to be formal right away. Just get the words and phrases out. You can clean things up later.
2. Use your OWN voice. It’s so tempting to want to sound like someone else in your writing. But it’s important to be as authentic as possible. Of course, given the platform you’re writing- blog, magazine, guest post, and your audience- you may need to adjust accordingly.
3. Print + read aloud + edit. I tend to catch my Southern drawl/slang when I read out loud🗣. Being able to comb through each line helps to catch mistakes better than onscreen (at least for me).
4. Share a copy. Find someone who will read your work and do some extra editing. My husbae gets to do this job for me😝. You don’t have to find someone who is an English major but at least one who is proficient in language, punctuation, and grammar.
5. Let the work sit. I have a tendency to want to finish immediately. I learned the hard way from writing my first book that you shouldn’t do that. Let the ideas, thoughts, & words stew for at least 24hrs then jump back in with some fresh eyes & mind.
Well that’s all for now. Hope you can take something away from those tips. If you’re a writer, how do you craft your process? Do tell!👀☺️