Guest post: “Getting More Out of Your Writing” by Donald Jacob Uitvlugt

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Getting More Out of Your Writing

by Donald Jacob Uitvlugt

Writing is both a craft and an art. There are aspects that cannot be taught; you either have it or you don’t. But plenty of the skills that go into making a good writer can be learned. The general rule of thumb: Writing more leads to writing better.

But what’s the best way to get more writing done? I’ve never been a fan of writing exercises for their own sake. They always strike me as too artificial. Writing is about telling stories. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t practice your craft. But make your practice work for you. You may even get paid for it.

Here are a few ways I’ve turned what could have been a writing exercise into something more:

1) Flash Fiction

Do you need to work on dialogue? Do you want to practice your action scenes? Unsure…

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