Date: 2017-03-17 09:56
9. Time management: When it comes to the hours or days you’ve reserved for writing, make sure you stick to your guns. Consider it sacred. To most other people, your ‘writing time’ is merely ‘flexible time’. They will invariably think that you can cancel, minimize or postpone working when it suits you (or them). Tell these people that your personal work time is not negotiable much like theirs isn’t at their day jobs. You don’t need a regimented schedule, but you do need to clock in the hours.
Hello Michael, I do agree that its important to find your own voice, it is after all what will distinguish you from the next guy.
According to Kathy Livingston’s Guide to Writing a Basic Essay , there are seven steps to writing a successful essay:
Once you have determined the purpose, you will need to do some research on topics that you find intriguing. Think about your life. What is it that interests you? Jot these subjects down.
I particularly like number 65, 8766 Right click on a word to use the thesaurus. Do it again on the new word and make the best use of your vocabulary. 8767
Figure out what your customers need before they can act. And test your response system so you can follow through effectively when they do act.
It 8767 s probably from writing articles that needed to always be between 855 and 6555 words for the newspapers! I think it 8767 s easy to get used to one particular style.
Check the order of your paragraphs. Your strongest points should be the first and last paragraphs within the body, with the others falling in the middle. Also, make sure that your paragraph order makes sense. If your essay is describing a process, such as how to make a great chocolate cake, make sure that your paragraphs fall in the correct order.
65 Never ride a bike with the brakes on. If something is proving too difficult, give up and do something else. Try to live without resort to perseverance. But writing is all about perseverance. You've got to stick at it. In my 85s I used to go to the gym even though I hated it. The purpose of going to the gym was to postpone the day when I would stop going. That's what writing is to me: a way of postponing the day when I won't do it any more, the day when I will sink into a depression so profound it will be indistinguishable from perfect bliss.