6 Simple Ways on How to Start Writing Every Day
Writing is a wonderful art that can be improved and polished over time by anyone having the slightest of interest. If you are completely new in writing, you start by writing neutral sentences, with no proper meaning.
However, as you approach and practice writing every day, you get better at it.
As people rightly say, there is nothing in this world that cannot be learned through daily practice. And the same can be said for writing as well.
Whether you are trying to explain an innovative idea, express your thoughts or opinion, or share your personal experience with your audience, it's important to write effectively. And writing every day will surely help you with this.
You can be a working professional, a college-goer, or simply a homemaker. No matter who you are, if you have a strong reason and a slight urge to write, then no one can stop you from writing daily.
If you are an aspiring writer, wanting to practice or improve your writing or want to establish yourself as an author in the near future then this article is for you.
Here, I’m going to share some of the simple and practical ways on how you can start writing every day easily:
1. Practice Discipline and Build a Habit
Whether you a novice or experienced writer, you may be facing difficulties in maintaining discipline. Well, if yes, this will act as your excuse for not writing daily and will ultimately reflect in your write-up. So, its time you must practice discipline in your daily routine.
This may include doing meditation at least for a couple of minutes before starting your day or doing mild exercise or yoga to flex your brain’s muscles.
If meditation or yoga is not your thing, you can listen to some of your favorite music tracks for some minutes. It will surely help you maintain discipline and ultimately help you write every day.
In spite of forcefully pushing yourself, you must practice discipline and create a habit to write every day.
2. Spend Most of Your Day Writing
As mentioned earlier, you may be a student, a government employee, or even a homemaker, if you want to write every day, you need to spend most of your day writing.
Yes, I know it may seem quite obvious, but, sometimes, you didn’t realize where you are investing most of your time in a day. And as you find out the next day or at night, it wasn’t in writing.
One of the best ways to make sure you spend enough time writing is to keep reminding yourself that your day is not going right.
You can also set multiple alarms between the interval of 1-2 hours that will keep you hooked and remind you to return to your desk for writing.
3. Remove All Distractions and Try to Focus
This is probably one of the most important yet most ignored aspects when it comes to writing daily. Unless you are highly self-motivated and focused on your work, distractions, of any kind, will demotivate you from practicing writing daily. Additionally, it can affect the quality of your writing in the long-term.
To achieve the goal of writing every day, you must take care of some activities, such as keeping your phone on silent and giving yourself a peaceful place to write.
Also, you must only open tabs on your browser which are necessary for your topic research. Setting yourself apart from all the distractions and disturbances is the only way you can dedicate yourself to writing daily.
4. Never Stop Reading
Whether or not you like reading books, articles, or magazines, to improve and build a daily writing habit, you must never stop reading. As you may guess, reading and writing go hand in hand.
Apart from strengthening your writing, Reading regularly will have a very positive impact on your cognitive mental stimulation, just like playing chess. It helps you expand your vocabulary and reduce stress levels, thus, leading you to proper sleep.
Similar to what musicians do to influence each other’s work, writers tend to learn various writing styles and tone by going through the well-written and published work by other authors.
Therefore, if you want to practice daily writing, never miss out reading one or two chapters of a book, or a couple of useful articles online.
You can also subscribe to some of the prominent blogs of your choice to build your interest in reading.
5. Remind Yourself Why You are Writing
This is one of the important things you must keep in mind when starting to write. It’s essential to know the reason behind the writing. You may be writing to share your knowledge on a particular topic, express your opinion, or educate your audience.
Also, remind yourself what goal you are trying to achieve with writing daily. Are you trying to write every day to become a better writer? Or is it because you want to establish yourself as a well-known author? Or maybe to become a blogger.
If you keep the reason for your writing in the back of your mind, you will easily be able to write daily without any hassles.
6. Solve the Problem of What to Write
Deciding on the topic to write is probably the hottest question that arises in the mind of people who wants to practice writing every day. But the solution to this problem lies within yourself.
As a starter, there are many things you can write on. Some of them include your personal opinion on the trending social issue, your recent or last traveling experience, or your knowledge about the latest gadgets in the market.
It could be anything that you think matters to you and for the people in the world.
It becomes easy to write every day when you share your thoughts about the topic or industry you are interested in.
As you keep writing every day on a single broad topic, you will explore more knowledge and information about the same.
Which problem are you facing while writing every day?
For people who want to write every day but couldn’t achieve that, it is crucial to always think about writing in your subconscious mind.
Practicing writing daily will not only improve your writing but also allows you to earn money through blogging.
You do not need to force yourself to write 1000 words. In the beginning, just focus on write 500, 200, or even only 100 words each day.
And as you write 100 words daily religiously for at least 30 days, you will build a habit and train yourself to focus. Then, gradually you can increase the daily word limit.
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
© 2020 Nikhil Sharma