For as long as I can remember I have wanted to be a writer. It hasn’t always been something I have actively persued, I left it at the back of my mind until I stumbled into blogging six years ago. Since then, I have been writing almost daily, in many different areas and exploring different styles to boost my writing.
You see, if you want to boost your writing, there really is only one way that you can do this, by writing daily. It doesn’t matter what you write, all you have to do to start is to put pen to paper.
Don’t worry about what you are writing, just write. Make sure you write a little bit every day.
If you are struggling for motivation, or unsure where to start and you need some prompts, check out Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way: A Course in Discovering and Recovering Your Creative Self and look at the exercise on ‘Daily Pages’. Writing a few pages every day is the best way to improve your writing.
Just remember that, to get started, you need to switch off your internal editor. Ignore the little voice that says ‘that’s rubbish’ or ‘could do better’ and just write. This can be really hard when your first starting but once you get going, it does become easier. One great tip I discovered when I first started was to change the colour of the font you are using, if it is hard to read, you are less likely to edit your mistakes.
If you are struggling to come up with ideas to write about daily, these great writing prompts will inspire you and maybe take your writing in a new direction.
There are also lots of great online resources that can help you boost your writing, including this site that shares some amazing free online writing courses.