3 Mistakes Writers Make When Writing Their First Draft

3 Mistakes Writers Make When Writing Their First Draft

People love to hide their mistakes but as writers we need to talk about them because if you don't know what mistakes you're making you don't know the things you might be doing right now that are keeping you from finishing your novel.

As you all know, writing is a huge time investment and you always want to make the best use of your time. If you set out to write a novel you want to publish and are making one of the mistakes below, you could add weeks, months, or even years of unnecessary revision to the already lengthy writing process.

I hate to waste my time and I would hate it if you're wasting yours. So it’s probably worth a check – are you making one of the mistakes below?

The Answer To All Of Your Writing Struggles

The Answer To All Of Your Writing Struggles

When I surveyed over 1000 of you guys a few weeks ago you told me your biggest writing struggles were:

  • Learning how to improve plot & outline a novel
  • Getting the tools you need to stay motivated and finish your first draft

When I read that these were your struggles I got excited because I used to struggle with the same exact things.

3 Critical Strategies To Help You Master Plot

3 Critical Strategies To Help You Master Plot

A few weeks ago I asked over 1,000 of you what you struggle with the most and your number one answer was plot. 

How to create it, how to improve it, and how to master it.

It makes sense that plot is your number one problem because plot is one of the most important parts of a story. If you don't have a good one your readers won't make it through your book.

I've worked hard over the past few weeks to combine my acquired knowledge with some of the best resources on plot, and I'm finally ready to share these awesome insights with you.

2 Ways To Finish Your First Draft

2 Ways To Finish Your First Draft

A few weeks ago I asked you guys what your biggest writing struggles are, and the majority of you said you struggle with creating a plot and finishing your first draft. I've been hard at work creating a resource that's going to walk you through this process step by step, but before we talk about that I want to teach you the two ways to finish a first draft.

Now in reality there's an infinite number of ways to finish a first draft, but writers often fall into 1 of 2 buckets: "Plotter" or "Pantser"

3 Times It's OK For Writers To Be A Perfectionist

3 Times It's OK For Writers To Be A Perfectionist

Recently a subscriber asked me how to deal with perfectionism as a writer. She wrote:

"The problem is I'm a perfectionist. Even though I know that's not healthy for a beginning writer, I still criticize everything. I like to plan out every single detail, I just can't write without it. If there are any tips you could share on how to deal with this problem, that'd be sweet"

This question really hit home for me, because as a writer I did (and still do!) struggle with the same thing.

3 Types of Editing & How to Master them by Kristen Kieffer at ShesNovel.com

3 Types of Editing & How to Master them by Kristen Kieffer at ShesNovel.com

Hey writers,

Today you're in for a treat!

Kristen Kieffer, the brilliant mind behind ShesNovel.com, is launching an e-course to help authors edit their novels and today she's visiting tomiadeyemi.com to talk about the 3 types and editing and how to master them!

Sit back, relax, and prepare to learn!