Your Writing Process: What are your strengths?

Day 18 / Wednesday = 72 Days Left in the Challenge

Yesterday we touched on weakness. Today’s process topic? Strength.

But first, if you’re starting the 85K Writing Challenge on Day 18, you have 72 days left in the Challenge. Plenty of time to write 85,000 words by March 31st.

Let’s do some math.

IMAGE: 85K W mini logo.85,000 words
divided by 72 days
a daily writing pace of
1180 words or 4.72 typed pages


Starting 85K Writing Challenge today? Jan 18? Your daily writing pace is 1180 words or 4.72 typed pages. #85K90 Click To Tweet

Now let’s get to the topic at hand: strength.

We’ve been busy on the 85K Writing Challenge these past few weeks. If you haven’t read through the blog posts listed below, please do so. They contain simple yet highly insightful tips for getting a handle on your writing process and methods during the 85K Writing Challenge. There’s also a series of assignments you might want to look at if you haven’t done so already.

Last Week: Process Week

Monday – Your “Before” Process
Tuesday – Your “During” Process
Wednesday – Your “After” Process
Thursday – Your Total Process Including Deviations 
Weekend 2 – Analyzing Your Process

This Week: Implementation Week

Monday – Exploring the Process of Others
Tuesday – Weaknesses in Your Process
Wednesday – Strengths in Your Process – This is today’s post.
Thursday – Building A Better Process
Weekend 3 – Implementing Your New Process

Image: Time to focus on writing strengths.

When you write, what are you good at? What do you excel at? What are your strengths?

May I suggest three strengths for which to strive?

  • Make word choice your strength.
  • Make writing in a way that moves your story forward a strength.
  • Make writing a story no one else can write be your strength.

Now, think strength as it relates to process.

What strengths do you possess in your writing process? In the methods and practices of your writing? #85K90 Click To Tweet

It’s your turn.

Tell us what your strengths are as they relate to your writing process and methods. Is your strength time management? Creativity? Is your strength your ability to tune out distractions? Is your strength the speed at which you type? Is your strength a fluency of ideas?

When you think of the mechanics of sitting down to write, the process of writing one word after another, what are the strengths that will see you through the writing of your discovery draft? What methods of writing are you best at? Speed writing? Writing late at night? Writing during small ten-minute breaks in the day?

Your Writing Process: What are your strengths?

Share your strengths in the comment section below. Let others learn from you. Be their strength during a difficult writing challenge.

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Julie Valerie

Julie Valerie

85K Writing Challenge: Embracing the writing life by advancing the practice of productive writing from first word to first reader.

2 thoughts on “Your Writing Process: What are your strengths?

  1. One of my strengths is structuring my novel using index cards on a bulletin board. I’m very organized and have managed to transfer things I’ve learned about plot and structure into a (somewhat) manageable system that’s always within view, two feet away from my computer.

    Okay, now it’s your turn. Don’t leave me hanging, folks. Hoping some introverted writers will come out of their shells to leave a comment. 🙂

  2. I’m not introverted, but I’ll come out … My strengths…hmmm…I’m not a planner AT ALL, so my strengths don’t lie there. And I’m SLOW… Oh no. This is not doing my ego any good…
    I am creative. And as a ‘pantser’ I guess my strength is pulling it all together into something cohesive. As a writer I’ve been told my strengths are dialogue and character.

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