Clayton Pulsipher

Lessons Learned from Writing My First Novel: Give Your Creativity a Break

Many will tell you it’s important to leave your novel alone for at least three to six months once you finish the first draft. This time away from the story effectively removes your rose-colored glasses; it allows enough space for your mind to clear itself of your current conceptions of the narrative, which will ultimately help you to be more honest and critical throughout the editing process. For me, though, it did much more than that.

The Best Writing Process is the One That Works for You

If you’re creating something that’s fundamentally a part of you, you have to believe in the way you go about things; you can’t let anyone tell you what the right or wrong answer is because the best writing process is the one that works for you.