7 strategies that will help you write daily
7 strategies that will help you write daily
“I believe myself, that a good writer doesn’t really need to be told anything except to keep at it.” - CHINUA ACHEBE
If you need to be an expert at your craft, you need to spend thousands of hours practicing it. And this same goes for writing if you want to master the art of writing, then the best way to achieve that is loads and loads of practice.
To polish your writing skills, the best thing you can do is write daily, writing every day is the quickest way to become a master word slinger.
Writing every day will not only help you in sharpening your writing skills, but it will also help you to clarify your thoughts, it will bring out your inner creativity and will help you stack new ideas that you can write about each day.
If you are not used to writing regularly, you’ll go through some difficulties in the beginning. You might don’t feel inspired or suffer from writer’s block. However, you can come over these issues just by writing every day as it helps in boosting your creativity and is a great way to overcome writer’s block. When you start writing every day, it eventually becomes more comfortable day by day.
Here are a few tips that can help you with writing daily:
1. MAKE IT A HABIT:
Try to work writing into your daily schedule, if you try to be consistent in writing, it will become a habit, and you will truly miss it if you forget to do it. Try to set a specific block of time and try to write at that time every day, so your brain can become used to writing in a particular time and automatically focus on your writing topic of the day.
2. START SMALL:
As said before, if you are not used to writing daily, you might find it super tricky to be consistent when you first start, but don’t let that discourage you.
You don’t have to write a novel in your first week, or you don’t have to write for 3 hours straight each day, try to get in the zone and focus on what you are writing and how you feel about it.
Set small goals that are easier to achieve and gradually move yourself to more extended writing periods. In the first week, try to start with writing for 15-20 minutes each day. Or you can set a small word count as little as 100 words.
3. FIND A WRITING PARTNER:
Finding a writing partner is a great way to get in the zone and can help you with writing regularly. Try to meet up with friends for writing sessions. It will help you focus when you start working on a story. Your writing partner can be your writing motivation. Finding a writing partner might be the perfect way to keep you accordant to your daily writing sessions.
Apart from daily writing sessions, your writing partner or friend can also be a critique for your writing and can help you when you get stuck.
You can come across some best ideas when brainstorming with others.
4. KEEP A JOURNAL OR START A BLOG:
This can be an excellent motivation for your daily writing sessions. You can keep a journal or start a blog with your writing and can see it grow with every passing day. If you want to share your writing with others, you can start a blog. At first, you might be a little hesitant or scared to share your story with others, but as you continue, you will become more confident with sharing your thoughts with the outer world.
5. USE WRITING PROMPTS:
Writing prompts can come in handy on those days when you don’t feel very inspired or don’t know what to write about. Then where pre-written prompts can be a life-saver, as a short prompt can tell you precisely what to write.
Try to do your research or try to list down your favorite books, or the places you visited or any exciting experiences you’ve come across. These are all the things you can write about when you feel lost and can’t find a topic.
6. EXPERIMENT WITH YOUR WRITING:
You can experience a different kind of writing, so you don’t get bored with following the same pattern every single day. If you usually write nonfiction, try to switch it up with writing fiction. Or maybe attempt writing a poem or try to write a story sharing your experience related to something that happened in your life.
Try to find the type of writing that is easiest and enjoyable for you, the writing you get excited for and look forward to any try to switch it up once in a while (just for the fun of it)
7. GATHER EXPERIENCES:
Join a class, learn a new skill, engage in new thinks, pick up a new hobby, visit different places, read a new book, try different things and gather experience from all these things and try to incorporate these experiences and ideas into your writing. These things will give you more insights and topics for your daily writing sessions.
If you make a little time for your writing every single day looking past all the distractions or craziness in your life. You will gradually develop a writing habit, which will also improve focus and determination to your passion for writing and will also polish your craft.
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