5 Big Mistakes That Can Set Back Your Writing Career

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1. Giving Up.

You’re not going to be the next J.K. Rowling on your first attempt.

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I have another friend who persisted. Photo by Kinga Cichewicz on Unsplash

2. Seeking Perfection.

The best writing happens when you’re in a flow state.

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Be as attentive as this cat. Photo by Mafer Benitez on Unsplash

3. Writing Without Passion.

She had far too many ideas.

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In the midst of her unfinished ideas, there was something different. Photo by Kristopher Roller on Unsplash

4. Getting Too Attached.

Once you finish writing your first draft, it’s time to trim the fat.

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5. Not Writing With a Plan.

I have a confession to make.

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That’s right – a note on my phone.

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Conclusion

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