Wednesday links: Writing habits and tics

I love regularly reading tips and advice articles in certain subjects — particularly writing and publishing. I don’t always need the information right then, but I know that it’ll eventually come in handy. Or at least, I hope it will.

I know there are a lot of other people out there who feel the same way I do, but sometimes it can be difficult to find every useful advice article that’s out there. So I thought I’d bring you a few. Here are the tips and advice articles that jumped out at me the most over the past week.

1. 6 Simple Tricks for Building A Strong Writing Habit, from Write to Done: We all work best when our muses are being kind to us. But–for most writers, at least–this doesn’t happen as often as we want it to. That’s where developing a writing habit can be helpful. Excerpt: “The truth is, inspiration will only get you so far. Of course it’s wonderful to feel on fire as a writer—words flying from your fingers, the world vanishing around you. When you’re in the zone, you can’t wait to get to your desk.”

2. Five Writing Tics to Delete in Revision, from Daily Writing Tips: Of course, there are a lot of things you need to be on the lookout for when you’re revising your work. This is a good reminder of five particular, sometimes overlooked tics. Excerpt: “All writers strew less-than-perfect turns of phrase in their first drafts, unnecessary words and phrases that slow down writing.”

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