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Lesley J Vos from Chicago is reading The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins December 28, 2015 - 5:03am

With all that hoopla around NaNoWriMo 2015, everyone held it their duty to share writing tricks and advice with others. Grammarly wasn't an exception, sharing one tip per day during those thirty days of November.

If you checked their blog or Facebook page in November, you could find the following writing tips from their team:

1. Get organized.
2. Tell a friend.
3. Start small.
4. Explore multimedia.
5. Create a writing space.
6. Use a thesaurus.
7. Don't edit as you write.
8. Carry a notepad and a pen.
9. Create a writing space. (yes, the same advice again)
10. Invest in a good chair.
11. Forgive yourself.
12. Read.
13. Be consistent.
14. Make a writing friend.
15. Set micro-goals.
16.  Set micro-goals. (yes, the same advice again)
17. Reward yourself.
18. Own your new role.
19. Experiment.
20. Use productivity tools.
21. Use detail.
22. Simplify.
23. Write badly.
24. Focus.
25. Read it aloud.
26. Save it.
27. Exercise.
28. Don't complain.
29. Name your work.
30. Adapt.

With two duplicates, we have 28 advice as a result. Do you agree with them all? Or, a better question is, do you implement ALL of them?

P.S. I use only six of them. Shame on me. Or... Maybe not :)

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Thuggish from Vegas is reading Day of the Jackal December 28, 2015 - 2:07pm

I think those are all good ideas that people should pick from what will help them and leave alone what won't.

Except for getting a good chair. Everyone should stand. (Joking, but kind of not).

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Jose F. Diaz from Boston is reading Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel December 30, 2015 - 11:53am

At work, we have desks that rise and lower. So you can work standing up or sitting down. It's amaze-balls.

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Thuggish from Vegas is reading Day of the Jackal December 30, 2015 - 12:06pm

^Fighting the bean counters to get one myself...

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated January 18, 2016 - 3:17am

So, why is micro goals in there twice?