At TheRightMargin, we find writing much easier with a checklist by our side. Let’s see this idea in action with an example familiar to anyone who’s submitted their work to a literary journal, magazine, or writing contest. Even if you haven’t done any of those things, read on to see how you can make your first submission go smoother and faster by following submission guidelines.
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Here’s a little of what “writing office hours” looks like at TheRightMargin:
“Okay, what’s the very next thing you need to do?”
Kidding aside, I want to get writing again. Trouble is… I’ve lost my mental context. I don’t even know where to start.”
“What specifically are you trying to write next?”
“I guess my next chapter.”
“Okay, what do you need to do to get there?”
“I don’t know. Well, I guess I need to get my outline straightened out. But I’ve lost track of the plot and what I need in it. So I guess I need to reread things first?”