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21 for 2021

For many of us, 2020 is not a year that we’re going to recall with a great deal of fondness – in fact, I’ll bet that most people will be pretty glad to see this one vanish in the rear-view mirror. But as one year ends another begins, and with that comes fresh opportunities and the chance to make a resolution to do more writing in the next twelve months. So I’ve gathered up 21 bitesize bits of advice to set you up for a mighty creative effort in 2021 – let’s get right into it!

General advice

1 Plan your year

There’s a huge amount of value in saying clearly to yourself what you want to do in writing terms in 2021. Is it to write a novel? A couple of novellas? Five, ten, twenty short stories? Write that poetry collection? Deciding on some key goals before you even start gives you extra focus and helps you to envision your success.

2 Let go of perfectionism

The old saying goes, ‘Don’t get it right,

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