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Saumya Dave The only thing that's ever worked for me is to sit in the chair and start somewhere. Sometimes that means only one word will come out and at other…moreThe only thing that's ever worked for me is to sit in the chair and start somewhere. Sometimes that means only one word will come out and at other times, that means I need to read more. I find reading poetry and trying some writing prompts to both be effective writing palette cleansers. (less)
Saumya Dave Ah, where to begin?! First, I’d recommend reading as much as possible. Read fiction, nonfiction, essays, poetry, whatever you can. Read things that…more Ah, where to begin?! First, I’d recommend reading as much as possible. Read fiction, nonfiction, essays, poetry, whatever you can. Read things that you enjoy and things that you dislike. Pick them apart and see what works, what doesn’t, and why. I’d also encourage writers to take time with their story and see what feels right.
Lastly, and this is more of a reminder, I want to emphasize to allow things to take longer than you may have envisioned. This process is about learning, patience, and persistence. It’s not worth rushing to submit a manuscript that isn’t ready. Sit with your work, process it, and take some time away from it. Find readers you trust and who can tell you where it needs work.
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