“You’re not going to be a writer someday.
You’re a writer today. Discipline yourself to write
and take time to enjoy writing. Do it a lot.
Have fun with it. Begin now.” -Jack Heffron
For today’s post, I’m featuring some wonderful tips from Jack Heffron, a freelance writer and editor. In The Writer’s Idea Book, Heffron says, “Like many things, writing becomes a habit. If you do it, just keep doing it.”
How to make writing a habit? He offers the following suggestions:
- Show up, go to your desk or open your computer on a regular basis.
- Try using Thomas McGuane’s approach for one week. Every day, McGuane goes to his study at a certain time and stays there for a certain length of time to write. If the words don’t come he tells himself, “I don’t have to write, but I can’t do anything else.”
- Be kind to yourself if…
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