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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Writers

Effective writers …

  1. Separate the writing and the editing processes.
  2. Focus on the interesting.
  3. Tap into the power of metaphor.
  4. Do adequate research.
  5. Learn from the writing of others.
  6. Write in small bursts.
  7. Read their work out loud.

Worth reading the full article. I particularly suffer from not following #1 - I always end up losing time over editing details, instead of focusing on the raw content of what I’m writing.