Most writers struggle with getting their writing done for one surprising reason. They think writing is a one-step process, when in fact, it’s a three-step process. What we call “writing” is actually made up of three distinct activities: coming up with ideas, turning those ideas into drafts, and then editing those drafts into publishable pieces.
Jeff Goins shares his three bucket system here.
If you have a project you want to share with the world, chances are it’s going to take more of you than you want to give. It might break you and cause you to scream. But in the end, you will be better for it. And it will be worth it. Here are the five drafts Jeff Goins uses in any project, product, or book he creates.
Nonfiction books can entail a fair amount of research and detail. Keeping all of this organized is important, especially if you don’t want to have to continuously stop to find what you need so you can write.
Luckily, there’s an organizational tool for just about every writer’s style. Here’s a list of five tools.
Though authors are unquestionably helpful to each other, they don’t always give the best advice. Think how many times you’ve heard this old trope: Just put your butt in the chair and write. It’s true, but that doesn’t help you right now, does it?
Ryan Holiday doesn’t give you advice like that. Instead, he shows that there is a way to publish prodigiously while baking the marketing into your work.