What’s your best time to get ideas? Do you write your best at the top of the day or evening? Or are you fitting writing into the cracks of your day? The Best Time to Write and Get Ideas, According to Science is a helpful article. See where you’re at with ideation and writing.
Good writing is work. It’s worth it! This via Cut the Crap and Write Better Now at Copyblogger.
“Composition is a discipline; it forces us to think.
If you want to ‘get in touch with your feelings,’ fine — talk to yourself; we all do. But, if you want to communicate with another thinking human being, get in touch with your thoughts.
It’s like the new growth on an evergreen. New writing voices are emerging. Maybe you’re one of them …
“Quantity produces quality. If you only write a few things, you are doomed.” – Ray Bradbury
The more we write, the better we write.
We will accelerate in the development of our writing if we write something nearly every day — even if it’s something never meant to be read by someone else.
This is common wisdom among writers. There’s no avoiding it. You have to grind it out. The more you push, the stronger you become as a writer. Here’s Colin Nissan from The Ultimate Guide to Writing Better Than You Normally Do:
Writing is a muscle. Smaller than a hamstring and slightly bigger than a bicep, and it needs to be exercised to get stronger. Think of your words as reps, your paragraphs as sets, your pages as daily workouts.
— Brian Del Turco (@BrianDelTurco) November 11, 2014
Ray Bradbury said, “Quantity produces quality. If you only write a few things, you are doomed.”
Good news—as with physical exercise, the more you do it, the easier it is and you begin to actually enjoy it!
Related: Better Writing: Elevate Your Work Ethic to Attract the Muse, and from Copyblogger … Fight Copywriting Flab: How to Tone Your Writing Muscles
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