While I was in Sharjah, I spoke about a lot of different aspects of reading and writing. I had three different workshops, each of which I ran four times with audiences of different sizes and ages. But in every session I tried to leave participants with the same two messages: read every day and write every day. These messages are as important for adults as they are for children, whatever you want to do in life.
But, of course, the message is even more important if you want to be a writer. You can only be a writer if you write. And, although the lesson is one I have to remind myself of often, the value of writing every day is immense.
But how do you get motivated and stay motivated to write every day? In this video, James Clear, an expert on habit formation, is really well worth watching.
Good huh? If you don’t have time to watch it now, I suggest you go back and watch it another time. There’s a lot of really good takeaways.
To sum it up, though, right near the end is a message which is one I have used before and will use again: if you want to be a writer BE a writer. Don’t just say you want to be a writer, believe that you are. And the best way you can believe that about yourself, is to write. Every day.
I already try to do this, but I’m going to ramp this up using what Clear calls ‘The Seinfeld Method’. And if you want to know more about that, watch the video.
Have a great day.