Writing is a Habit, ​not a Skill


Check out this post from the Fox Writer blog that discusses the habit of writing with some simple truths.

Fox Writer

We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master.

–  Ernest Hemingway

As writers, we’ve all had the same frustration. You want to express something meaningful on paper but it just seems impossible to translate it from your brain and make it sit comfortably on the page. You stare at it for hours, re-word it, delete it, re-write it and then finally give up in a blur of self-deprecating exasperation.

All the greats have admitted experiencing the same frustration, their books didn’t just come straight from their own brains. It takes constant revisions and endless sleepless nights to create a piece of work that is at least presentable to someone else’s eye. This is because, like all things in life, writing is a habit and not a skill.

You have to apply yourself daily, weekly and monthly to writing, even if that means just a…

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