Advice from the Writing Masters: James Clear

Sep 28, 2023 | Better Writing

James Clear is the author of Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones. It’s one of the best-selling business books of all time. Atomic Habits has sold more than 15 million copies worldwide. There are over 116,000 reviews on Amazon. 84% of the reviews are five-star.

I’d call that a great book. In his blog, James Clear wrote about what he thinks separates good work from great work.

The difference between good and great is often an extra round of revision. The person who looks things over a second time will appear smarter or more talented, but actually is just polishing things a bit more.”

Take the time to get it right. Revise it one extra time.

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