Rules for A Minimalist Writer

Being a minimalist writer is serious business. These are the rules you need to follow if you want to be a minimalist writer:

  1. Don’t spend more time on writing than is necessary. Writing comprises any task that you need to do in order to finish a text.
  2. Define the period of time that you want to spend on writing. Less is more.
  3. Define a task and a goal for each writing session. Choose them wisely.
  4. When you write, focus on the task at hand. Keep distractions, external and internal, in check.
  5. Don’t buy programs, services or devices that promise to save time for you. They probably won’t.
  6. Don’t get exhausted; stop before that happens.
  7. Get your writing done before the deadline.
  8. Communicate clearly and precisely. Omit word clutter.
  9. Train your writing skills. Write regularly.
  10. Remain flexible. If circumstances don’t allow you to write regularly, adapt.
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