Write first thing in the morning.
Write last thing at night.
Carve out big chunks of time for writing.
Learn to write in 15-minute increments over lunch.
Learn to write 10,000 words a day.
Don’t end a writing session until you’ve written 1,000 words.
Write every day, every week, every weekend.
Set aside one weekend a month and write in a flaming frenzy.
If you’ve been writing for more than a hot second, you’ve heard some if not all of these words of wisdom. They are all true. Completely, utterly, 100 % true. They are also pure bullshit.
No, I haven’t been drinking. (Well, not enough to cause concern.) The reason all of those statements can exist at the same time without interrupting the space-time continuum is that they each come with a caveat: if it works for you. Continue reading