As mentioned, I’m going to start writing more often. I initially said every day. I then followed by not writing every day. I’m going to say every day again. I want to get better at writing.
Here’s what I’ve been doing to improve as a writer:
- Started an article writing course. It’s the one from Psychotactics. So far I’m really enjoying it. Thinking about it now, it’s the most I’ve spent on something digital. Probably more than I’ve spent on eBooks this year. Maybe. Though probably not more than I’ve spent on eBooks and audiobooks combined. Man I’m buying too many audiobooks.
- 9 connections exercise. Sort of. I’ve been doing a 9 connections exercise just about every day for the past couple months. It’s been my writing practice. Within the first hour of my day, I open an app on my phone and go through some writing prompts to build an outline. I made a few videos with a similar exercise. I write 3 sources down and then I got hrough each and think of an idea from each and then I try to connect the ideas to other sources. When I’m feeling it, I try connecting the three sources to each other. Sometimes a source comes to mind and I hesitate because it might be hard to think of an idea from that source. Without fail, something comes to mind. It’s similar to James Altucher’s Idea Machine method. I now have a bunch of outlines that might not materialize to anything else. But going through the exercise is good practice.
- Writing daily. I’ve been writing daily. Last year I wrote 100 posts in 100 days. It was challenging. I have a feeling it wouldn’t be quite as hard this year and I suspect I might even be better. I’m going to give it another shot. I’ll start keeping better track of the posts. And I’ll post them on this blog as I go along.
I want to post daily right now as I’m starting the article writing course for a couple reasons. First, I’ll be able to set a baseline for my writing. I’ll be able to compare before and after the course whether I’m improving or not. Second, I want to build the habit of posting daily.