Writing Every Day Won’t Make You More Successful — But This Daily Habit Might


Check out this great post from the Novelty Revisions blog that tells us Writing Every Day Won’t Make You More Successful — But This Daily Habit Might

Meg Dowell Writes

I know we’ve been talking a lot about the “daily writing myth” on here lately. But I’ve been thinking a lot about habits in my quest to try forming some better ones, and the more I interact with others trying to better themselves, the more I realize how twisted some people’s views of habit-forming are — even if it’s no fault of their own.

Habits require consistent, long-term commitment. They either seek to correct something we wish to change or implement something we wish to experience or have.

The idea of writing every day to get better at writing is an exaggeration of the idea that spending more time with your craft will produce greater results. The idea itself is true. But the execution isn’t necessarily on point.

No, you don’t have to write every single day to succeed. You can, and many people do — and many of these…

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