If you’re waiting for inspiration to come before you take action, you’re doing it wrong.
Creative flow can come and go, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do anything when you’re not “in the mood” for a couple of months.
Professional writers and designers don’t create only when they feel like it.
They create because it’s part of their job.
It’s part of their routine.
It’s baked into habit.
They create to serve somebody else.
Don’t put creativity on the back burner. Make it your priority.
It’s really simple actually.
There will be good writing and there will also be bad writing.
The trick is simply to keep writing.
It’s really about 2 really simple things.
If you want to take your writing habits seriously, all you need to do is the following:
- Allocate a dedicated environment and time of day to write
- Write every day no matter what, no matter how short, regardless of good or bad.
All great content creators and copywriters follow a routine that includes the foundational 2 items above.
But I get it. Even with these 2 seemingly easy demands, reality proves to be much more difficult.
If you’re serious about growing your writing skills, this is the way to go. I guarantee it.
P.S. If you’re super serious about taking your writing seriously, I’m putting together a writing workshop so that we can practice altogether. The workshop isn’t out yet, but you can subscribe to get updates and be a part of the process here: https://mailchi.mp/25b1899732fe/writing-workshop
All writers know that when you start writing, there are actually 2 writers in the room.
The first writer are your hands. The hands do all the writing/typing. It’s the translation from the brain to reality.
The second writer is the voice in your head. You know, the one that has something to say about every point you want to make. It’s the same voice who tells you that your story sounds dumb or that nobody is going to care about what you want to say. The second writer is your insecurity speaking.
When we write, the first kind of writer is mandatory.
But the latter?
We can learn to do without.
And you should.
It’s free and if anyone could do it, it should be you.
Having a blog means you have something worth sharing.
It means you have ideas to bring to the table.
You offer a space for likeminded people to feel like they belong somewhere.
More importantly, wanting to start a blog means you’ll be making your mark on the walls (yes, just like the cavemen and women).
You should start a blog. Not to make money or build fame, but to create something for yourself.
I’m in the process of creating a workshop for people who want to start keeping a blog. If you want to stay in the writing loop, sign up for updates here.
I hope to see you there as we build it.
If you write, you’re a writer.
As a writer, I’ve been told that if I’m not getting paid for my work or getting any kind of recognition for it, then I shouldn’t bother writing at all. It shouldn’t be worth my time. But the truth is that writing is one of the best exercises artists do to keep their creativity in check—and if you’re not getting paid for your work, you’re still an artist.
You don’t need an audience and accolades to be a writer; you just need the desire to express yourself and a way to document your words.
I want to put myself on the journey to becoming a great marketer.
Not only because I want to tell awesome stories that inspire you to do something.
I think marketing is a true art form. One where it demands work, time, and practice to get good at.
I’ve always been curious about brands and how they play a role in our everyday lives.
I’ve always understood that business is a long term game of how other people feel about your brand.
I now actively wish to take a part of that role and learn to be the greatest marketer I can be.
Some people think so much that they forget to do.
Other people do so much that they forget to think.
Or here’s another way to think about it.
Without a thought-out plan, execution just might burn us out.
And without execution, a plan is simply a word document.
As freelancers, marketers, designers, and artists, it’s our job to do both.