Common Writing Advice I Incinerated In The Fires Of Hell (And ADHD)

Try these 5 tips to become a force of abject chaos, just like me!

Only Work On One Project At A Time

HA! One project at a time, they say. That’s quitter talk! Guess how many projects I have open on my screen right at this very moment. Go on, guess. It’s five. I’m working on five projects at once.

Know Where Your Plot Is Going Before It…Goes

I actually do try to follow this advice, but my plots usually…out-plot me. Wily creatures, they.

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Always Proofread Your Blogs Before Posting

All right, seriously — do all of you prolific people actually do this? I feel like it’s impractical, to be honest. Who even catches ytpos these days, anyway? Don’t you know people’s attention spans have turned them into those little monkey toys with the cymbals and the hat?

Never Combine Tropes

Call me Dr. Frankenstein, because I love throwing genre tropes together and turning them into glorious, ambling beasts with no souls or mercy. And wouldn’t you know it? My readers love that sh**.

  • Paranormal and Comedy
  • Horror and Fantasy
  • & so much more!
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Pick A Genre And Master It

Do you know what I think about picking a brand and sticking to it? Well, I’ll tell you. I think it’s boring. And stupid.

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Emily Sinclair Montague is a professional writer, author, and content strategist. Connect with her at or on Twitter (@EmilytheMontag1)!

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