7 Best Writing Habits

Are your habits the best possible habits?

Janice Tovey

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We all have something in common. We all want to be better writers. We all want to be successful writers. And, we already possess some very unique writing habits.

We all aspire to reach our goals. Success depends on what we do on a daily basis.

What are your daily writing habits?

7 Best Writing Practices:

  • We all know this one by heart. Write everyday. It is like exercising everyday. It keeps our creative muscles in shape and boosts are creativity and productivity. These muscles weaken when we stop writing. Keep them in shape by writing something daily.
  • This one may have the largest impact on your writing career. Write when you don’t feel like it. Write when it is the last thing you want to do. Many writers place to much emphasis on their feelings. If they are not feeling inspired they decide it will not be a good day to write. Our writing needs to be reliable and consistent.
  • Exercise 30 minutes 6 times a week. Go for a walk and keep your creative juices flowing. What we don’t use we lose. Keep your mind and body in good physical shape.
  • Care for your inner creator. Surround yourself with things that you find inspiring. If you feel you are facing burn out take a break. Don’t take your creativity for granted. It could get up and leave you at any minute. Practice self care and take good care of your inner creator. I love essential oils. Peppermint and lavender are known to boost creativity. Beautiful sounds and colors are also very beneficial.
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  • Always have the tools you need for your writing craft. A writer doesn’t really need a lot for her work. A pen and paper could suffice. But, if you are serious about your writing, you may require some other good equipment. This can include a printer, computer, decent quality chair, tools to support a standing desk (recommended if you write more than an hour a day), file cabinet and reference books. Purchase what you need to promote your creativity. And, remember, if you make money from your writing, you can claim your expenses on your income tax.
  • Take time to market yourself. Use social media to your advantage. Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter are a good starting place. If you are unfamiliar with these platforms, ask friends and family to help you get started. Don’t lose out on the readily available and excellent ways to promote your writing.
  • Connect with the writing process. Every 3 months take a couple of days off and take the time to reflect on your writing career. What it means to you and the progress you have made. Taking time off to reflect on your successes will recharge your batteries and re-ignite your passion for writing.

I hope you have found these 7 writing tips helpful.

Happy writing.

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Janice Tovey

My passion is writing. I also love reading, teaching, animals, nature, music, and humor. I am curious about everything and enjoy writing about all things.