Posted by: A. C. Cockerill | March 18, 2020

Picoblog Question – 2020 – Post #7

Picoblog Question – 2020 – Post #7

What’s the worst writing habit that can threaten the quality of a story?

My two cents, but please share yours:

The worst thing a writer can do is hurry through their story, especially rushing the ending.

Quality takes time, including time to think. One of the best things a writer can do is go for a walk, perhaps in a spring garden, nourish their soul, and refill their well of ideas.


  1. very true–I have to remind myself of that when I look at the calendar…

    • Calendars are wonderful, Angelyn. But they are just a tool–I sometimes forget that. 🙂 Cheers, Ashley

  2. Oh, for me, it is that I tend to get in my own way. I try to force what I have worked out in my head and then I am devastated because my people are wanting their own way.

    • Hi Suzanne, If your people are talking at you, that’s actually a very good sign that you’re really getting to know them, and quite normal for writers. 🙂 Sometimes those people have great ideas. And often, their own ways are totally wrong for the reader. Enjoy the process, whenever possible. Cheers, Ashley

  3. It’s all magic to me. Could never do it myself, but do enjoy the work of others with much more talent.

    • Hi Kay, I feel the same way, when I look at your wonderful quilts. 🙂 Cheers, Ashley

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