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    how to behave like a writer

    Is there such a thing? Have you ever thought about what a writer should look like or how they should behave? I mean, style, clothes, way of speaking, manners? You might paint this romantic picture of a perfect writer, wearing hipster clothes, having a coffee near a typewriter, maybe smoking cigarettes, pounding the keys, and writing their next masterpiece, with a window near them, a pile of paper gradually forming a manuscript. Maybe you think that a writer speaks perfectly, no grammar mistakes in their speech, having the perfect words at hand to describe everything they do. These are stereotypes but I won’t lie to you and say I didn’t…

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    would you use this method for writing?

    WRITING HERE EVERY day led me, at some point, to look for productivity methods and apps that would optimize my work, time, and decision-making process. I found editorial calendars and lists to be my favorite ways to organize my content (and my life, actually). So, at the end of the month, I sit in front of an app called @craftsdoc, and I make a list of days I post here and the topics I wanna write about. For example, this post looks like this in my content plan: “Mo 31 — editorial calendar for writing books?”. I mean… urgh, I just gave away an important part of this post but…

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    What do to while walking when you’re a writer

    Hey Reader, This morning on Instagram, I posted a few things you can do in a 30-minute walk. I think it’s a perfect exercise. At least I prefer that to running. As a writer, there are some pretty interesting benefits in what you can do while walking, too. Here’s a list of what we could do: 1. Observe the surroundings You only get the actual idea of paths, walking distance, buildings, and all, if you take a walk. My current work in progress is set around my neighborhood, and I got interesting insights while walking around. Umberto Eco said once that he would go to a place and study everything…

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    Do you read books in the genre you write?

    Reading in your genre can be both useful and a problem. It depends on how you take it, how it affects your writing, and how you use it. If it helps you hone your skills, it’s fine. But if it ties you down to a kind of writing that is far from being your own voice or that makes your work look like any other work in the same genre, you might want to avoid it. Genres have tropes. They have elements that make them what they are. Action stories, for example, usually have a chase scene. Crime novels always have a forensic team and a detective with some sort…