How to write regularly?
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So, you want to become a writer, a great writer and eventually graduate to being a professional writer. And you told yourself, this year would be different, that you would want to finish writing a book or may even get back into blogging. But unfortunately, you find yourself struggling to keep up with that resolution.
Writing a book is not easy. It takes effort, continuous effort at that. And it all starts with developing a habit of writing regularly.
Reading is good but get writing
You know that to write a book you need to read and you are doing that in spades, maybe even reading about ‘how to write’ or ‘how to become an author’. While that is a great and essential practice, your efforts won’t come to fruition unless you put the proverbial pen to paper.
Take baby steps if you must
The prospect of writing a book can be overwhelming, especially if you are a first-time writer. Start small, hone the skill. Daily journaling, writing blogs or making diary entries are all incredibly great ways to develop a habit of articulating your thoughts, experiences and learnings. Writing every day also helps you develop your creative writing skills.
When you are ready take the plunge
You know you are a storyteller, maybe you have a plot in mind. Stop fixating and overthinking. Just start to write. It does not matter how many words you write a day, simply keep at it. Some days you may want to skip because you have run out of ideas. Write whatever comes to mind. You may find that sometimes you ease into the flow after having pushed yourself to write, while other days may not be as productive. Don’t lose heart. You can always rewrite the parts you don’t like. Stick to it, do not give up.
If you are here reading this, you have either already written something or aspiring to write. If you are thinking about it, you can do it. Do not shy away, give the writer in you a chance to shine.