On the 24h episode of Go Book Yourself, the podcast that helps you Master Writing, Marketing, and Publishing One Byte at a Time, we’re going back to the basics. And this is a great place to be whenever we need a refresher. In this case, we are revisiting all the smart tactics to use to improve your writing. 

Every once in a while, we need to gauge how we feel about our writing, if we are improving if we are stagnating, or anything in between. 

There’s a misnomer in the writing world that the first draft will be the finished draft. That if we don’t sit down and write absolute perfection, something is wrong with us. We might hear these little liars in our heads: We don’t have the chops to be a writer. We’ll never be a published author. No one is ever going to read our books because we are no good. Listen up to this episode to get these voices to clam up! When you know how to hone your writing, you’ll feel confident about the words you put out into the world.

These three tips will help you finesse your writing!

  1. Drop unneeded words: “really,” “very,” “just,” etc. Train yourself to cut them from your manuscript ruthlessly–and you will never miss them!
  2. Do crosswords and other word games. It gives your mind a break from hammering on the same content while growing your vocab–which will work to your advantage later.
  3. Suck and be okay with it. As we talked about in a prior episode, the process of writing a book doesn’t entail perfection but progress.

Want more? Tune in 🙂 That was just a little teaser.

If you have the fire inside you to create, to share your world through the incomparable craft of interweaving words, do it. It doesn’t matter how you start; it matters that you keep going!

As always, reach out to your host, Hilary Jastram, for guidance. Go here → GBYPodcast.com.

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Don’t let intimidation stop you from becoming an author. 

We’re closing this chapter until next week. In the meantime, write on!

 

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