Writing Tips: Commit.

OK, so here it goes, I’m going to give you one of the biggest tips you could ever have for writing: Commit. Commit the pen to paper. Commit your fingers to the keys. No matter what your writing preference, commit to writing. There are quite a few ways of doing this:

  • Give yourself a schedule for your writing projects. Write a blog post every day or week. Write an essay every week. Write a short story every month.
  • Be held accountable. Tell your audience when you will write. Tell your significant other when you will write.
  • And here’s one I’m doing this year: NaNoWriMo
  • NEW: Write a blog post every week. Project 52.

With National Novel Writing Month, you basically sign up to say, “I’m going to write a 50,000 word novel in the month of November.” And here’s the great part: It doesn’t matter if it’s good or not. It’s just about the writing. Of course, you can always edit it afterwards and maybe turn it into a best seller, but November is about getting words on paper.

Sorry I’m a little late mentioning this one, as it started yesterday, but you can still sign up. You’ll just have to write a few more words each day.

As to the original concept behind this post, commit, it’s a very simple tip. If you want to get better at writing, you have to write more. If you want your writing to get noticed, you have to write more. If you want more ideas, you have to write more. Commit to writing and writing will commit to you.

Author: Saphrym

I am a father, husband, teacher, thinker, reader, and writer. I talk to inanimate objects which tend to talk back to me. Just kidding. They whisper.

7 thoughts on “Writing Tips: Commit.”

  1. I noticed your blog is buggy in the bottom part, the pages is all crooked slightly I suppose it happens sometimes when you cant verify it in all operating systems. Anyhow i just figured i would let you know

  2. Your tip is one of that sounds so simple, yet can be so difficult. They say it takes six weeks to establish a habit. I have to say those first six weeks, though, are hard. There are always distractions and competitions for your time. I appreciate this reminder.

    So tell me Saphrym, did you finish NaNo?

  3. I agree with Gargantua – it’s difficult to get started on establishing a new habit. For me, if I’m not reading, I’m writing. If I’m not writing, I’m reading. They seem to go hand in hand.

    Yes, how did NaNo go?

  4. I knew someone would ask. I didn’t get NaNo done this year. Had some medical issues for the last few months and although I really wanted to, I just couldn’t. But now I’m back. Hence the new posts and the new Qoozins website.

    Hopefully everything goes right next year and I actually accomplish my goal. That’d be nice. ;)

  5. True, it takes 41 odd days for the cells in our body to learn a new habit! And that is exactly why many traditional healing systems require you to undergo therapy for a period of 41 days. Does that make sense?

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