Promoting your creative writing takes a different kind of writing skill — more akin to the world of marketing, copyrighting, journalism, or PR.
Do effective writers all share the same secret?
Let me know if this is you: when it comes to your creative writing, you’re assured, prolific, and generally — creative!
But when it comes time to write ABOUT your writing you freeze up. You stare at that blank space (whether it be a press release template, an empty tweet box, the bio page on your website, etc.), and suddenly you feel like a fraud, a hack, a has-been or a never-was.
Did you just feel the muse leave the room?
If so, Daphne Gray-Grant has shared some advice that may help you more easily transition from being an interior author to an empowered PR machine without losing the inspiration.
Check out “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Writers” for the full details. For my recap in a nutshell, see below.
Common traits of effective writers
- Separate the writing and the editing process.
- Focus on the most interesting elements.
- Tap into the power of metaphor.
- Do adequate research.
- Learn from the writing of others.
- Write in small bursts.
- Read their work out loud.
What habits and tricks have worked for you? Did they come naturally, or did you have to practice, practice, practice? Let us know in the comments section below.
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