Only we know what works for us. We read books on writing that have all kinds of tips to make the process easier, things we should and shouldn’t do if we want to succeed, how to up our word count, etc…. Some of the advice is pure gold but, as I said yesterday, not all of it will work for us. There’s nothing wrong with cherry-picking the things that do work for us and leaving the rest behind. And something that works for me might not work for you so try it and if it works, great. If it doesn’t, then forget about it. Just because a famous author wrote it doesn’t mean that we have to do it. What works for Stephen King might not work for Neil Gaiman. Writers are individuals so our process has to be individualized. There isn’t anything in the world that works for everyone across the board. So, read all the books you desire to read and pick and choose what works. It’s like our own recipe for writing success. A pinch of that, a cup of this, and a scoop of that. Mix it together and write your heart out!
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