Daphne Gray-Grant, How to Build a Happier and Healthier Writing Habit – InnovaBuzz 415
Daphne Gray-Grant. Daphne grew up in the newspaper business. Her parents owned a struggling weekly where she worked from the age of 16, even while completing an honours degree in political science at the University of B.C. Eventually, she left the family business to become a senior editor at a major metropolitan daily — The Vancouver Sun — where she worked for 10 years.
After the birth of her triplet children in 1994, Daphne became a communications consultant, and writing and editing coach. She is the author of 8 1/2 Steps to Writing Faster, Better and Your Happy First Draft. She has been blogging since 2006 and hosting a YouTube channel since 2017. She strongly believes that the main reason many people can’t write and can’t write quickly is that the school system hasn’t given them the simple tools to do it. Her popular and free weekly newsletter, Power Writing, goes to thousands of readers around the world every Tuesday morning.
In our discussion, Daphne talked to me about:
- How to build a happier and healthier writing habit by starting small
- Why it’s important to separate the writing from the editing and also take a break in between these activities
- The value of asking questions
Listen to the podcast to learn more.