Developing the Writing Habit
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Writing can be a lonely, thankless job, filled with rejection. But it can also be very rewarding when your text resonates with people.
Ask yourself why you want to write and what do you want out of it. There’s no problem in doing it just because but a strong reason will help you persist through the dark moments until you finish your piece.
Don’t overwhelm yourself by trying to follow advanced techniques early on. There is endless advice on writing, but in the beginning, all that matters is getting words onto the page every day.
Set small, easy to accomplish goals and build upon it. Focus not on the end result, but on the process.
Write whatever you want. But something short is better as it gives you a view of all the writing process, speeds up your learning and demotivates less when you write something bad.
Do finish your work and expose it to criticism as the final step.
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