Becoming A Writer

“It is by sitting down to write every morning that one becomes a writer.”
Gerald Brenan

This morning I sat down and wrote 2 pages pretty much effortlessly. Is it like that every morning? No. But I sit down every morning with the intention and desire to write and then I write, most every day. Some days I edit and rewrite. Does that make me a writer. Yes. Do I need to prove it to anyone else? No. If you write you’re a writer. If you think about writing, read about writing, talk about writing with your writing buddies you’re a student of writing. This year I’m a student and a writer. Like anything else the more you do it the better you become. How is your practice coming? Do you sit down most every day and write?

In The Power of Positive Habits Dan Robey writes “positive habits are powerful vehicles for automatic and permanent change, once you have actionized knowledge for 21 days, it is likely to become a permanent, positive habit.” Can you write every day for the next 21 days? Make a commitment to write one page a day for the next 21 days. How far would that take your writing practice? Now get back to work!

The Writing Nag

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One Reply to “Becoming A Writer”

  1. I like that phrase, “actionized knowledge.” I’m not sure what that means, but I suspect that may be the way I’ve been trying to live. I hope!

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