Rachel Toor states, “There are no tricks to make [writing] easier, just habits and practices you can develop to get it done.” The following are habits that Ms. Toor compiled from her study of various well-known writers:
- They reject the notion of “writer’s block” the way others shun gluten.
- They don’t overtalk their projects.
- They believe in themselves and their work.
- They know that a lot of important stuff happens when they’re not “working.”
- They’re passionate about their projects.
- They know what they’re good at.
- They read a lot, and widely.
- They know how to finish a draft.
- They work on more than one thing at once.
- They leave off at a point where it will be easy to start again.
- They don’t let themselves off the hook.
- They know there are no shortcuts, magic bullets, special exercises, or incantations.
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