1. Commit to the Race
2. Expect a rough ride
3. Trust the Director
4. Train like your life depended on it
5. Redefine your view of success

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Avoid reader fatigue when writing fiction by keeping the story real-time as much as possible and avoiding flashbacks unless they are integral to the overall plot.

When self-editing, don’t get overwhelmed by the amount of changes or the length of your manuscript.

Also use Microsoft’s “Read Aloud” and “Find and Replace” features to filter out some typical mistakes.