Written by Craig Lock

They do it regularly: with self discipline and dedication.

I may not be one ofrepparttar best writers around, but I've got dedication and self discipline (which comes from motivation, because I love what I do - although it's very hard work). I try to have fun, whilst I try to earn a living.

Top writers WRITE AND REWRITE - many times over, sorepparttar 129893 words flow better each time.

They aim for perfection - very, very hard to achieve; although one can always improve.

Every time I go through a manuscript, I change things (like repetitive words, incorrect grammar and punctuation) to try to getrepparttar 129894 words to flow better... but one has to draw a halt somewhere, otherwise my books would never get published.


HOW TO AVOID COMMON MISTAKES What do you think arerepparttar 129895 most common mistakes of new writers?

Take a coffee break while you do this short assignment.

My immediate thoughts:

repetitive words

incorrect grammar

incorrect punctuation

using too many words

The art of good writing, I believe lies in brevity, so omit all unnecessary words.


Written by Craig Lock

Just thought I'd share a few thoughts on how to userepparttar amazing powers of your creative imagination torepparttar 129891 fullest in overcoming "writer's block"...

Letting you know that I start all my novels with a BASIC PLOT (plan) and don't have much idea how it's all going to end up ("pan out". I don't use techniques, like "mindmapping" and have found that by writing one chapter at a time then simply "letting go", repparttar 129892 story simply flows ontorepparttar 129893 next naturally (at least I think it does!).

When I get "stuck" for a while, I take a long walk alongrepparttar 129894 stunningly beautiful beaches here, which really relaxes me and thenrepparttar 129895 thoughts simply "flow into my head". This takes hold and I get a clear vision ofrepparttar 129896 next small step ahead (always)- throughrepparttar 129897 amazing powers ofrepparttar 129898 subconscious mind , which is where our INSPIRATION comes from. .. and this leads, impels (nice word!) us into ACTION.

I study and write quite a bit aboutrepparttar 129899 amazing powers ofrepparttar 129900 human mind... and truly believerepparttar 129901 "powers" are available to ALL writers, when they simply relax and trust their intuition.

"Let Go and Let God,repparttar 129902 Universe reveal plot (or ANY IDEA to move forward) to you" through your CREATIVE IMAGINATION... and it never fails to work for me (in all areas of life, I believe)!

Enough "spiritual thoughts" and back to writing! Hope this may help in whatever endeavour you choose (artistic or otherwise), as it does me.

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