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“The Productive Writer” by Sage Cohen to the rescue!
One of my favorite tips in this small practical to-the-point guide:
Keep a separate file for each of the following categories that pertain to your writing and publishing goals. Every day, be on the lookout for inspiring examples that may inform or inspire a step you see yourself taking along your productive writing journey.
- Publishing possibilities: The names of presses, magazines, journals, or publishers whose published work feels familial with yours.
- Inspiring Samples: Pieces of writing that you admire.
- Kindreds: Names of writers (and examples of their writing) woe work feels in some way related to yours.
- Lessons Learned
- Books to Read: Reviews, recommendations from friends, and blog posts about books you intend to read.
- Things to Try: Lessons to learn; classes to take; experiments to try with craft, form, or process—wherever YES takes you.
My favorite chapter hands-down is “Putting Vision Into Action”. Simple productive ways to get the writing gears in motion.
Action without vision is a nightmare.” -Japanese proverb
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