9 Ways to Write Smarter, Not Harder

Good advice for writers who also have to work another job/career (i.e. most of us)!

Carly Watters, Literary Agent Blog

googleimagesMany budding–and established–writers have day jobs that prevent them from dedicating their days to their writing. How can you use your free time to turn your writing into something substantial? What’s the solution to that pressure? Adjust your time management skills to maximize the time you do have to create something you can be proud of.

Control what you can.

Let go of what you can’t.

Enjoy writing and the passion will show through.

1. Outline and plan.

Make a do-to list of unfinished projects or revisions. Check your list regularly and decide where to spend your time. Use a calendar to track your progress and work toward your goals. Sounds like an obvious step, but seeing it written down will help you see the gaps that need to be filled.

2. Prioritize.

80% of your accomplishments will come from 20% of your efforts. Learn to say ‘no’ to things…

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