Creating Writing ‘Practice Time’ Should Be Your First Priority | The Blank Page


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Meg Dowell

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“Practice your violin — 10 minutes minimum.”

This is what’s written in my planner every weekday for the next month (same as for the past month). Practice. Even though you aren’t preparing for anything specific. Even though you’re not good at it yet. Practice. Make the time.

As a beginner, it’s extremely important that I give myself this mandate. Otherwise, it won’t happen. That violin will stay in its case for months unplayed because for some reason, the idea of “practicing” sounds just as unappealing as preparing for weekly music lessons did in middle school (I am in my 20s).

It turns out writing isn’t much different than playing an instrument in this…

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