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Fierce on The Page by Sage Cohen

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Paint Your Target Where the Arrow Lands

In order for an archer to hit her mark, the bow, arrow, and target must be in agreement. In order for a writer to hit her mark, practice, planning, and intention must align.

Imagine your writing practice as the bow from which your finished work springs. The target is your intended result, and the arrow you send out from your practice toward the target is your clear plan for reaching your goal.

Let’s say your writing practice consists of an hour of writing every day, your plan is to share a solid draft with your writing group in three weeks, and your intention is to submit to three journals the following month. All of the variables are in alignment. The arrow is poised, your aim is true, and when it is ...

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