I Do Three Very Different Kinds of Writing on a Daily Basis

I’ve had to learn to switch gears

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But then there is the novel…

The third type of writing is a very different thing. It comes from a different place and it’s style and substance are entirely personal. Writing long form fiction requires, as you’ve read many times, daily dedication to a word count. Unlike my other work, I do not edit it after writing and often wait until several thousand words have been written to even read it.

A typical day (?)

Today has been one. This morning I wrote a thousand word essay on balance in writing. Then I started a three thousand word piece on a software platform that has a very specific and targeted purpose and structure. Then a walk, some lunch, a macchiato and I sit down to pick up my story, falling into a completely different flow.

Former software marketer. Former musician. Writer, nine non-fiction books, two novels, Buddhist, train lover. Amateur cook, lover of life most of the time!

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