Works Every Time –
One writing habit that works for me every time is to focus on the intention behind what I want to write. What is it that I want to communicate, the point I want to convey? By getting clear and focusing on my intention for the piece and getting into the state that I’m trying to express, I stop worrying about the words and they seem to tumble out of their own accord.
For instance, sitting down to write this newsletter I wanted to write something that would be helpful for writers when they sat down and faced that blank screen. With that in mind:

  • I knew WHAT I wanted to communicate

  • Brought to mind what I found helpful and what worked for other writers I’ve known

  • Put myself in front of a blank screen and started to write

Once I started, I also thought of a few other tips:            

  • Shut off your internal editor for the first draft

  • Learn the rules of good writing… then learn when and how to break them.

  • Don’t hesitate to emulate the style of writers you admire.

If you have a few that work for you, please email them to me and I’ll post them in the next newsletter. Above all, enjoy the process.


Jasmyne Consulting - 30 year’s experience - Creative Book Writing Coach/Editor for Memoirs and Novels, helping clients overcome writer’s block to successfully complete and publish their work. She helps writers at all levels including ESL clients. Freelance writing for resumes, proposals business and query letters, blogs, brochures, websites.

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