Writing Tip — 49

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When you sit down to work on your first draft, the important thing is to get the words down. Don’t over think things as you write, since that will slow your writing down. Let the words flow onto the paper or the screen. One hundred words, five hundred words, a thousand words, just let them flow. Don’t stop and go back to fix your grammar or spelling errors, keep writing. Once you have the chapter or scene finished, then you can go back and make corrections. Don’t do a line by line edit while writing your first draft. It’s important to keep the story going. Whether you are working from an outline or writing by the seat of your pants, the first draft is always going to be a rough draft and will need to be edited. Getting the words down is the only thing that matters at this stage.

About Anna Dobritt

Anna Dobritt is an independent eBook author and an indie publisher of RPG PDFs and fantasy maps through Cartography Unlimited for RPGs. She loves to read and write, and lives in Michigan. Anna enjoys watching Dr. Who, both the classic episodes from the 1960s-1980s and the current episodes. Anna has three trilogies in the queue: Ravynwyng Chronicles Universe – Volume 1: The Beginning has been released, and Volume 2: Discovery, is going through the editing and revision process, with plans to self-publish in 2016. Volume 3: Truth is currently being written. Two other trilogies are The Archivist — Lenara Lenquil Adventures, and the Guardian Blades Trilogy. Anna has self-published Volume 1 of the Ravynwyng Chronicles Universe titled The Beginning; three short stories: The Hunter, First Raven, Raven Voice; a novelette titled Raven Flight, and a collection of short fiction titled Whispers from Within. Where the imagination soars on glowing wings! May the words ever flow!
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