Try to get into the habit of writing every day, even if it’s just for ten minutes.
When writing a novel a writer should create living people; people, not characters. A character is a caricature.
Try not to edit while you’re creating your first draft. Creating and editing are two separate processes using different sides of the brain, and if you try doing both at once you’ll lose. Make a deal with your internal editor that it will get the chance to rip your piece to shreds; it will just need to wait some time.
A really nice trick is to switch off your monitor when you’re typing. You can’t edit what you can’t see.
This is for writing. It’s online, but it’s not blogging, or Twittering, or Facebook status updating. It’s writing and maybe it will inspire you to keep writing until the manuscript is complete. Try it!
Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.
Write often and to completion by following a realistic writing schedule.
Learning to use the ‘page format’ option in TwentyTwelve has been confusing. Still not sure if I’ve got it right.
I wrote 656 words today! Might not sound a lot, but it all adds up.