Writing Tip Wednesday: Think Small

Written by on April 3, 2013 in Writing Tips - Leave a Comment

What can you learn from a lawyer turned writer? John Grisham, who has become one of the world’s best-selling authors, began his writing career while practicing law. He had the idea for A Time to Kill, but had very little time to actually write it. Rather than relegating the idea to the back of his mind to languish, he took any of the time he could find to complete small snippets – sometimes only a page – at a time.


“If I had 30 minutes to an hour, I would sneak up to the old law library, hide behind the law books and write A Time to Kill.”

As you work this week, take advantage of the times that you might otherwise allow to slip through your fingers (and your keys). Even if it’s only a few moments, you can accomplish a lot over time!

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