How to Write Every Day

Many of us have a hard time to write every day. We have a difficult time to even make some space for our writing.

Yet, if we are serious about our writing, we must show up and write regularly. In other words, as the saying goes, writers write.

Here are some tips to help you make sure you write every day:

Set a goal: Determine how much time you can dedicate to writing every day and set a goal accordingly. It could be as simple as writing for 10 minutes a day or completing a specific word count.

Schedule writing time

Block off a specific time in your daily schedule for writing and treat it as a non-negotiable appointment with yourself.

Create a writing routine

Establishing a daily writing routine can help make it a habit. Consider starting your day with a writing session or setting aside time after dinner to write.

Find inspiration

Seek out inspiration in books, articles, or other sources that spark your creativity and motivate you to write.

Eliminate distractions

Find a quiet place to write and turn off any distractions, such as your phone or social media notifications, during your writing time.

Write anything

Don’t be too critical of what you write, especially in the beginning. Just focus on getting words on the page and worry about editing later.

Keep a journal

Keep a journal or writing log to track your progress and reflect on your writing process. Seeing your progress over time can be motivating and help you stay on track.

Remember that writing every day doesn’t have to be perfect, it’s more important to build the habit and develop your skills over time.

Momentum and rhythm are far more important than anything else in the writing life. It can create self-confidence and resilience, two traits that writers need in order to be most successful.

Try it!

Irene Roth