Today’s Writing Tip

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While the best way to master any skill is to practice, whether it’s baseball, piano, cooking, or writing, there’s still much that can be learned by reading books or blogs or taking classes. There are certain proven techniques which may not be obvious, but can help polish your work and technique faster than by trial and error.

Think how silly it would be to try to build a house from scratch, without any plans or help from someone who had done it before. Not only are you more inclined to make mistakes, but often do things the “hard way” as opposed to the most efficient.

This is especially true when sitting down to write your first book. While being a life-long reader is a good start, it’s just not the same and writing one yourself.