Effective writers …
- Separate the writing and the editing processes.
- Focus on the interesting.
- Tap into the power of metaphor.
- Do adequate research.
- Learn from the writing of others.
- Write in small bursts.
- Read their work out loud.
Worth reading the full article. I particularly suffer from not following #1 - I always end up losing time over editing details, instead of focusing on the raw content of what I’m writing.