We’ve curated our best editorial secrets and industry insights into a series of articles. They range from getting started through staying on track and grasping the publishing business. Put those fuzzy slippers on your feet, pull up a cushy armchair, and enjoy.
Writing Mantras for Your First Draft
How about some writing mantras?
Finish Your Book in Three Drafts helps writers know what draft they’re in. The first, or “messy draft,” is about writing as many words as you can before showing it to anyone else. Before you go back and revise it. Before you second guess yourself. It’s about putting the “creative” back into writing.
Generating new material so recklessly can be hard sometimes, but: Never fear.
Finish Your Book in Three Drafts provides writing mantras for each draft, helping writers remember which draft they’re in. Read the book for more help on powering through your messy draft.
If you want instant gratification, however, download the Book Architecture Draft One Mantras. Courtesy of our Colorado office, these fourteen images are easily installed as your Desktop Background for your Mac or PC. Then let these writing mantras guide you, nudge you, speak to you, and inspire you. Oh and you have to write, too.