Retrospective Lily

Hi, friends. In today’s post, I briefly share two major tips that help me power through rough drafts and free my mind when writing. Implement this advice if you often find yourself staring blankly at a blinking cursor!

Keep a Running List of Ideas

When I open a fresh, blank post and settle in to start a rough draft, I consult the list of writing ideas I keep in a Google Doc, choosing the one that appeals to me most in that moment. I add ideas to the list at random points throughout the day; my ideas are inspired by observations, conversations, thoughts I have when reading other things, and basically anything under the sun.

If I didn’t keep a list and had to think of ideas on the spot when I decide to write, I’d spend more time racking my brain than typing.

[I used “decide to” rather…

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