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How daily writing can help you produce better articles

Updated on June 8, 2013

Daily writing tips

Is daily writing a good way of producing better articles? Well, if you believe the old saying 'practice makes perfect' your skills will certainly improve. Some people worry that they will run out of ideas if they write too often. But the reality is that writing every single day will increase your creativity and make you feel empowered to push your skills forward. It will help you to come up with new ideas for articles and hubs and how to structure your writing.

'morning pages'

The author Julia Cameron recommends to write 'morning pages' to start off one's day - everyday. Find a moment of stillness in the morning to scribble down anything that enters your mind, a bit like a brain drain. It will help you gather your thoughts and reflect on the day ahead. Further, it will help you keep in touch with your inner feelings but also your outer surroundings. Writing daily will also help you deal with any feelings of worry or concern, which if left unacknowledged, could lead to a 'writer's block'. Julia Cameron is a firm believer of trusting yourself as a writer, when she says:

"If you want to be writers, simply write. Trust that what you care about will be cared about by others. Trust that as you are accurate and particular, you will be able to communicate more and more universally. Trust the intelligence of your readers. Assume that they will understand exactly what you mean if you say exactly what you mean. We waste a lot of time and a lot of talent trying to write for the common reader, whom we will never meet. And instead we should be writing for our ideal reader."

Trust yourself as a writer

I believe that you should trust yourself as a writer and with time, you will feel more confident about writing and creating hubs. Your hub followers exist because your writing is appreciated so keep believing in yourself. I think it is important to write even at times when it feels hard, because you are constantly developing your skills and experience. Accept that not every single piece of writing will become a masterpiece. Pushing forward will help you reach your goal but to be able to continue writing day after day, you will need some motivation.

Find your motivation

Writing everyday is not going to be easy - motivating yourself isn’t some magic force that you either have one day or you don’t. You provide yourself with motivation.

People often make the mistake of thinking motivation is inherent in the act – if we write, we’ll feel good. That’s true to a degree, but while it feels satisfying to write, it’s also difficult do do every day. And many days, the satisfaction of having written that day is just too intangible a motivation to convince you to sit down and write the next and the next and the next.

So give yourself a motivation you can touch. Your motivation does not have to be substantial but it should be intensely personal, something you can enjoy immediately after writing and something that you wouldn't do otherwise. This could be anything from doing a ten minute yoga session to making yourself a delicious cup of tea. When your writing progresses you might want to take the next step to increase your learning and invest in your skills.

Invest in your writing

You might want to invest in your own writing - try a creative writing course and do not be afraid to take advice from others. Polish up on basics like grammar and spelling. Yes it is the boring stuff, but again it will help you on your journey to become a brilliant writer.

If you persist with daily writing you will quickly notice the difference!

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      Louise Lately 5 years ago from London, UK

      Hi Educateyourself - thank you for your comment and I'm very glad that you found it motivating. I think writing everyday really does help. Regards, Louise

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      Educateurself 5 years ago

      Nice hub.This hub i just to motivate me and i like your this because of this.I believe for writing you need to be consistent and force yourself to write, Write only one paragraph but force yourself to write.And you are right Louise 'practice makes perfect'.

      Thanks again for this motivated hub.

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      Louise Lately 5 years ago from London, UK

      Hi Careermommy! Thanks for your comment - I think you're right, if there's a will there's a way of making time for writing. Daily writing has improved my skills but I have a lot to learn:) very glad you found the hub useful.

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      Tirralan Watkins 5 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Louise, I agree that writing every day improves your writing skills. Sometimes it's hard working full time and having two little ones running around, but I still find time for it. Thanks for sharing such great tips!

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      Louise Lately 5 years ago from London, UK

      Thank you very much for stopping by midget38! I'm really glad you liked it , means alot :)

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      Michelle Liew 5 years ago from Singapore

      I think that these are indeed sound tips! Glad to connect with you Louise, and a pleasure to follow you as well. I am keeping this for reference!

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      Louise Lately 5 years ago from London, UK

      Thank you for your comment chicagoguy! I'm happy that you like it :)

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      Raj Lally Batala 5 years ago from Chicago ,USA

      very good article !! thanks for sharing !!

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      Louise Lately 5 years ago from London, UK

      Thank you NornsMercy:) I really enjoy reading your hubs and I think you're a very good writer - thumbs up all the way! I've just started daily writing and I really believe that it works.

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      Chace 5 years ago from Charlotte, NC

      This article is really helpful. Before I joined Hubpages three months ago, I thought I was a pretty decent writer. Since then, I've tried writing articles at least a few times a week. When I looked back on the articles I wrote when I first joined, I realized how much I've improved by just consistent writing alone. Voted up and useful!


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