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Six Common Mistakes New Writers Make

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Every writer make mistakes. New writers don’t have a monopoly on mistakes but they do make rookie mistakes. Here’s what I wrote on the Moonlight Press blog recently:

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Albert Einstein once said, “Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.” If you’re a new writer, you’ll inevitably make mistakes. We all make mistakes – especially when we’re embarking on a new path. Writing is no different.

Over the past thirty years, we’ve learned a lot about writing and publishing – both from a creative perspective and from a business one. Here are our unofficial observations about the most common mistakes new writers make.

  • Self-publishing or shopping a first (or even second) draft. As a new writer, you might think that your writing is just fine the way you put it onto the page or computer screen. It isn’t. Believing in the infallibility of a first draft is the hallmark of an inexperienced writer. The more experienced you get, the better your writing gets. And the better your writing gets, the more…

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