Writing Is a Habit. That’s Why So Many People Can’t Do It.

Meg Dowell Writes

What no one tells you about writing, before you start writing, is that the actual writing part is the easy part.

The sitting down to do the writing part? THAT is the true challenge.

Most people don’t think of writing as something you have to schedule into your life and do consistently the same way you might exercise or learn to play an instrument. But the truth is, you don’t get better at writing by sitting down to do it every once in a while and magically gaining the skill. You improve only by doing it often. And it turns out that while it may not be “hard” in the sense that you don’t know how to do it, it is an extremely time-consuming and physically and mentally draining activity.

The vast majority of aspiring writers are not prepared for this reality.

And that is why so many people who…

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