As I discussed in a previous post, UCLA Extension Writers’ Program has a new Writing Tip video series in which Writers’ Program instructors share quick tips about how to keep yourself invested in your own writing.
Here are some new videos in the series.
In this tip, I offer a way to turn off your inner critic and finish a first draft:
Mike Buckley gives a wonderful tip about mapping out your writing when it comes to both setting and story timeline:
And Barbara Abercrombie offers a great tip to get yourself unstuck by doing five minute writing exercises:
There are more great writing tips in this series, both existing and upcoming. Keep checking in with the Writers’ Program YouTube channel, or search the hashtag #MyWritingTip on Twitter, to both watch more tips and offer your own.
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For those struggling with time to write your advice is excellent, Colette. Personally, I’ve never had the “find time to write problem,” but I definitely have the inner critic screaming “You suck!” more often than I’d like. I much prefer the sweet voice crooning, “You’ve just created magic,” but she isn’t around as much, sadly. Can you tell who’s screaming at me today? LOL
Thank you for this post, Colette. Just what I need as a dive back to work after the summer.