Writing inspiration: After-action review

Experience alone doesn’t make a great teacher. A good learner also observes how he’s handling the experience, processes it afterward, and incorporates lessons from it into his life.

Given this, think about one of your recent writing sessions. What writing difficulties did you face during it (Maybe it was coming up with a plot twist or writing pithy dialogue.)? How did you handle them? What did you learn from the way you handled those difficulties? How might you address those difficulties differently the next time you write?


My name is Rob Bignell. I’m an affordable, professional editor who runs Inventing Reality Editing Service, which meets the manuscript needs of writers both new and published. I also offer a variety of self-publishing services. During the past decade, I’ve helped more than 300 novelists and nonfiction authors obtain their publishing dreams at reasonable prices. I’m also the author of the 7 Minutes a Day… writing guidebooks, four nonfiction hiking guidebook series, and the literary novel Windmill. Several of my short stories in the literary and science fiction genres also have been published.