Writing Tips: Absolute Best One Ever

I’m not exaggerating, this is one of the most valuable tips I can give you.  I’ve rediscovered it accidentally the last week or so, as I work on rewriting my novel. 

I wrote about it in the early days of this blog, in a post called Writing While You Sleep.  (a wee bonus for those of you who go check out the post is a photo of my pug, Igor.)

But here’s the gist of it:

Our minds work in mysterious ways (news flash, I know) and they actually do quite a bit of that mysterious work while we sleep.  So last thing before you go to bed, read over a few pages of whatever project is uppermost in your mind.

Odds are good you’ll be rushing to your computer, ideas firing, first thing in the morning.  Be a good writer, be kind to your subconscious and go right to the computer.  This encourages your mind to keep producing ideas.

I’ve been practicing this with stellar results.  I wake up in the morning and rush to my office to write down all the ideas that come to me.  And all from re-reading my most recent pages the night before.

Its a pretty simple way to keep the writing flow going.

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