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Writing Lessons I Learned the Hard Way

A great read with examples that will genuinely improve your story writing skills. Definitely read the whole thing. The themes covered are:

Mistake 1: Winging structure
Mistake 2: Forgetting open loops
Mistake 3: Losing sight of rhythm
Mistake 4: Worrying about grammar
Mistake 5: Not capturing enough ideas
Mistake 6: Giving context before the hook
Mistake 7: Not separating writing and editing

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Mistake 6: Giving context before the hook

I know a TON of times I’ve done this. You think the audience needs to be spoon fed the all the context before the hook makes sense, but that’s totally backwards and boring.