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Establishing a Writing Practice

Writing practice is the key to not just writing with confidence but also self-expression, creativity, reflection and increased self-awareness.

Here’s a selection of posts on the benefits of writing practice, and some things you can try to develop and establish your own writing practice.

DON’T STOP YOURSELF FROM STARTING

Reasons to commit to writing practice despite the doubts that you’re words aren’t ‘good enough’, or fears that it’s already all been said.  Exploring some of the ways in which writing and writing practice can bring benefits to us, and the wider world.

Reading: 9 Reasons Not to Stop Yourself from Starting

LET GO OF THE WRITING FANTASY

Too much dreaming about your writing life can get in the way of the writing, and the living. Harsh as it might be, is it time to burst your writing bubble?

Reading: Is it Time to Burst Your Writing Bubble?

DEVELOPING A WRITING PRACTICE

Exploring the ingredients of writing practice and what helps you develop and stick to it.  Some practical suggestions for things you can do to establish a lasting practice.

Reading: 9 Steps to Developing a Writing Practice

GET RID OF DISTRACTIONS

An article exploring both practical and psychological approaches to reducing distractions and getting down to writing.  Being distracted is a key complaint of modern-day writers and this article looks at some of the most likely culprits, and things we can do to stop ourselves being distracted.

Reading: Ways to Stop Getting Distracted and Write What You Want

GET INTO FLOW

Exploring our obsession with focus, and how it can lead to feelings of inadequacy and frustration.  The article suggests an alternative and more natural approach, looking at ‘flow’ as a more positive and creative state to get into.

Reading: The Holy Grail of Focus

Other Articles to Look Into

Round ups of articles on:

Beyond Doubt and Perfectionism

Writing with Confidence

and the archive of articles on establishing a writing practice and moving beyond doubt and perfectionism.