Writing a novel in a month isn’t impossible, as long as you’re willing to write badly. If you want friends for the journey, join the Nanowrimo Lawyers 2018 FB group.
Time alone gives back far more than the minutes it takes. By paying attention to your own unique interests and pulls, you connect more with your wellspring of inspiration. I don’t know anyone who can’t use more of that.
The thing that makes you a writer is pretty simple: You write words. There’s no need to pick apart whether your words are good, or what’s your motivation to write, or whether you can make a living as a writer. If you want to write, and you write words, you are a writer.
Lawyers constantly fear that their words will be taken out of context, so they cram qualifiers in every sentence to combat that possibility. Living in and acting out of fear produces many bad results, and hideous legal writing is but one of them.
Lawyer emails can be epic. Follow these (tongue-in-cheek) tips to make your emails really memorable!