Monthly Archives: August 2013

Learning How and When to Revise

One of the benefits of experience as a writer is the ability to improve upon our revision skills.

 

“It’s never too late – in fiction or in life – to revise.”

~ Nancy Thayer

 

Small corrections or large ones might be tedious, but can create greater material.

 

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The Value of Creative Thinking

Logical, analytical thinking seems to be greatly prized these days, and rightly so, but this should not diminish the importance of creative minds.

 

“Creative minds have always been known to survive any kind of bad training.”

~ Anna Freud

 

Intuitive leaps can be made over all sorts of pitfalls, overcoming many shortcomings.

 

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Identifying Your Progress

We tend to think of progress as a steady upward line, and so we don’t always recognize our own progress.

 

“The human mind always makes progress, but it is a progress in spirals.”

~ Madame de Stael

 

Adjust your focus on your expectations for progress to measure it correctly.

 

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Seeing is Believing, and Then Some

When we are tired or distracted we can appear to be looking right at something, and yet not see it at all.

 

“See into life – don’t just look at it.”

~ Anne Baxter

 

Our writing will improve if we follow this admonition.  So will other aspects of our lives.

 

© 2013 BAReed Consulting | Business Writing Coach, All rights reserved

Understanding Your Muse

Writers can be born or created with great effort, it is determination that ultimately decides.

 

“There was a moment when I realised that great writing requires both clarity and imaginative embellishment in equal measure.”

~Greg Barron

 

Awareness, practice, and understanding plus dedicated time also play a part.

 

© 2013 BAReed Consulting | Business Writing Coach

Limiting Fear of Failure

Of course we don’t want to put time and effort into something only to see it fall apart, but what do we save if we don’t make the attempt?

 

“When we can begin to take our failures nonseriously, it means we are ceasing to be afraid of them.  It is of immense importance to learn to laugh at ourselves.”

~ Katherine Mansfield

 

We fail, we laugh, we learn and make a new and better attempt.

 

© 2013 BAReed Consulting | Business Writing Coach

The Angle that We See

Writers get perspective.  Perspective is most important.

 

“I spoke to all our heroes, and this they said to me
Don’t define us by our power, just the angle that you see
For each of us is a human so normal, behind our collective super face
And you don’t see who we are,
For the course that is par,
Of our feeling’s there’s never a trace”

The Writing Corp – Super Human

 

Alter or widen your perspective and change the whole story…

 

© 2013 BAReed Consulting | Business Writing Coach

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