Monthly Archives: February 2014
The old saying is practice makes perfect and according to Malcolm Gladwell it takes 10,000 hours to master something. That means if you want to master writing it is a good idea to write, whether you put pen to paper or fingers to keyboard. It is also a good idea to find some time on a daily basis to write. You could write once a month and still get good at it, but if you don’t practice things on a regular interval, you get rusty. Ask any former toastmaster about their speaking skills. They haven’t lost the skills, but the skills aren’t as sharp as they used to be.
Many people will say that they don’t have time to write daily, but they don’t have time for many things they want to do. The best thing to do is to find a time that works best for you and set that in stone as your writing time. If you work best in the morning, get earlier. If you work best in the evenings, set aside time before bed. If you work best at two in the morning, wake up at two and write for a little while. It doesn’t have to be an hour. It can be as little as five minutes, but fifteen is probably better. As long as there is time for getting words down for the story you want to write it will help you get the practice in to master the skills of being a writer.