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This week I've been focused on writing every day. I highlighted two free resources to help: 750Words and Ommwriter. And I really have written every day--an average of 1200 each day. Hopefully, I can keep it up on the weekend!
To close out the week, I thought I'd share what other writers say about writing every day--even one who says it's not needed. Here goes:
Linda R. Young at W.I.P. it shares six benefits of writing every day. I think number three is especially valid.
Joel Falconer at LifeHack has ten more reasons to write every day. I'm partial to number 10.
Daily Writing Tips posts how to write every day and why you should. I like her tip on ending in the middle of a scene. I did that last night, and it did two things. Kept me thinking about my characters in a perilous situation, and made it easier to pick up the scene today.
Jeff Goins in why you need to write every day, explains what makes a real habit, and how to learn to fail. Both great lessons.
Jessica Strawser at Writer's Digest asks the question: Do you really need to write every day? Maybe you'll find a system that works better for you.
You might have the thought like Ali Luke at Write to Done: How much should you write every day? I like her no-guilt approach to determining the best goals.
And if you need an angle from the opposing point of view, check out Nathan Bransford's opinion in It's not necessary to write every day. He writes on the weekends only. Find out how that's working for him.
How about you? Are you (or do you long to be) an 'every day' writer? Or do you have a system that fits your schedule?