10 New Year’s Resolutions for Writers


Resolve to give your pen the power and attention it deserves this year. Here are 10 New Year’s resolutions for writers.

I will not:

  1. Let other people’s negative opinions affect how I feel about my writing ability.
  2. Rewrite a sentence to avoid grammar or syntax that I’m not sure about.
  3. Hit send before I proofread.
  4. Give up before my writing gets published.
  5. Be satisfied with mediocre drivel, even if I can get away with it.

I will:

  1. Carry a pocket notebook.
  2. Write something I’m proud of every day.
  3. Invest time in helping my kids and coworkers become more enthusiastic writers.
  4. Use my coffee energy for writing, not email.
  5. Improve my fiction by having one conversation with an imaginary person each day.

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