How (not) to write

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The Cat's Write

by Dawn Gresko 

So there’s a ton of material on the world wide web (and the whole wide world) telling you how to write. What about how not to write?

Instead of sharing strategies for how I’ve gone about composing my own poetry and prose, which is a totally subjective process and could never apply to every person reading this, I thought it might be better to offer a more generalized list of “don’ts” or suggestions for what not to do when writing that could benefit writers of every shape and form.

Here are my tips on what to avoid when it comes to the writing process:

Do not compare your work to what other authors have done or are doing 

You should absolutely be willing to learn whatever another writer or piece of writing has to teach you. However, believing that your writing will never match up to…

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