Longer doesn’t necessarily mean better

Have you ever tried to reach the 50,000 words required for a novel, but as you progressed, you became unhappy with what you wrote because you realized you wrote unnecessary things in order to expand the story — thus degrading the quality of your story? I personally did. Although painful, it made me realize one important element: the importance of words.

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Writing tip: Look beyond the bigger picture

If you’re a fellow writer, then you know how difficult it can be sometimes to find what to write next, thus leaving ourselves stuck on a scene for hours (or even days). It happens to me quite a lot, especially in the book I’m currently writing. The big problem with being in this kind of situation is that we may end up getting discouraged, going as far as abandoning the project after losing any hope to find something interesting and coherent to write.

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