Reflective Practice for a Writing Career

Writing is a demanding profession. That’s partly why we chose it. And, as with all exacting professions, the learning process continues forever.

It’s About the Process

It’s been years since we realized that becoming a writer is not about arriving someplace. We never stop becoming writers. We try our craft, inspiration, and imagination against those of our most admired models and masters, who will have done the same in their time.

Reflective Practice

Of course, charging ahead with planning, drafting, and revising pleases our enterprising spirits. However, looking back over the week is a professional habit that brings new levels of learning.

One Week at a Time

Taking a few moments once a week to set down the week’s learning, in anecdotal or even point form, goes a long way towards creating a solid platform for next week’s work.

I hope you’ll have another brilliant week in your writing career. Cheers Mel

Mel Anastasiou writes The Fairmount Manor Mysteries series, starring Mrs Stella Ryman, The Hertfordshire Pub Mysteries series, starring Spencer Stevens, and is Acquisitions Editor with Pulp Literature Press.

If you enjoy reading Mel Anastasiou’s writing tips, get her pocket-sized writing guide, The Writer’s Boon Companion: Thirty Days Towards an Extraordinary Volume, here. 

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Coming soon from Pulp Literature Press: The Writer’s Friend and Confidante, a 30 day guide to narrative progress, written and illustrated by Mel Anastasiou.

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