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NaNoWriMo Tip #13: “Obvious to you. Amazing to others.”

Are you worried that the first draft of your novel seems too obvious or clichéd? Relax and read Derek Sivers‘ inspiring essay, “Obvious to you. Amazing to others.” You can watch the video embedded above for some extra inspiration.

Here’s an excerpt: “Hit songwriters, in interviews, often admit that their most successful hit song was one they thought was just stupid, even not worth recording. We’re clearly a bad judge of our own creations. We should just put it out and let the world decide. Are you holding back something that seems too obvious to share?”

This is our thirteenth NaNoWriMo Tip of the Day. As writers around the country join the writing marathon this month, we will share one piece of advice or writing tool to help you cope with this daunting project. Click here for weekly free eBooks from eBookNewser.

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