I like how you set this up as something anyone can do. I think that’s important, as most people, myself included, focus on professional writing — there are people who write for a hobby, or as part of their non-writing profession.

An idea I read about called cycling is ideal for non-professional writers. It works by writing a certain amount (section, page, scene, etc., roughly 500 words) then circling back to the increment before the one you just wrote and editing up until where you are. Then write another increment and go back two. It puts eyes on the same words three times (1x writing, 2x editing) and gives your creative brain a break while you go back to edit with your analytical brain.

I’ve been using it for a long time. Makes writing super fast. Hope it helps!

Kindle Short Reads author, martial arts fanatic, host of The Intrepid Journal. ryanmdanks.com

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