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Editor's Notes #59, Make time to write by chunking
September 30, 2008
Hello,

A man may write at any time if he will set himself doggedly to it.
-- Samuel Johnson


In this issue:

1. Write in chunks
2. Feedback requested
3. Tickled my funnybone

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1. Write in chunks
When you are pressed for time -- and let's face it, who isn't -- you need to make time to write. Sometimes a specific strategy can help. Here's one that has worked for many writers.

Write in chunks.

When you sit down to write, don't sit down to write the great American novel. Sit down to write one scene, or one exchange of dialogue, or two pages.

In the next issue, I'll give you a tip on finding the best spot in your house to write in chunks.

If you have a writing tip about how you make time for writing, you can post it at http://www.writershelper.com/writingtips.html#INV

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2. Feedback requested
Editor's Notes used to come out monthly. Recently, I've written two issues each month.

Since this newsletter is for you, not me, I'd like to know whether the more frequent pace suits you, or whether I should go back to the previous schedule.

Because I value your feedback, and to bribe you just a bit, I'll send a Tip Sheet to anyone who replies to this request for feedback by October 15. When you reply, let me know whether you want the Tip Sheet on adding layers to description or the tip sheet on formatting direct quotations (this is for North American style).

To give me your feedback and get your Tip Sheet, simply hit the reply button in your email program and type away.

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3. Tickled my funnybone
Thanks to Enid Edwards for sending in this headline and giving me permission to share it with you.

"Books for kids that last all year!"

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