What do you do to keep your writing skills sharp?
If you aren’t proactively building your writing muscles, I guarantee they’re atrophying.
And I just came up with a simple solution: The Writer’s Notebook.
We all love the blank moleskin or leather journals . Well, I assume you love them as much as I do. I love the smell and the blank pages and having a place where I can work out whatever is on my mind.
But those notebooks aren’t going to help you hone your writing craft.
As writers, there are 3 things we need to do on a daily basis. Together, they form what I call the “writing habit.”
- Free writing, which builds creativity.
- Reading, which builds our “feel” for words and structures and stories.
- Daily work on your work-in-progress. I recommend a minimum of 15 minutes a day. The more, the better.
Now, combine that with a core growth hacking principle: If you don’t measure it, it never happened.
If you don’t track your daily writing habit, it’s like it never happened. And that’s what my new book is all about.
The Writer’s Notebook gives you space to track 100 days of your writing habit. It provides space for you to enter the time spent writing and reading each day… the book (or other material) you’re reading… your work in progress… and your highest priority for the day… in addition to space to do your daily free writing.
So your notes, your ideas, and your daily log are all in one volume—instead of, as I often have, scraps of paper laying around everywhere, cluttering my work space or getting lost.
Honestly, the hardback looks amazing, and the pages lay flat so it’s easy to write in. It’s a tad more expensive, but I recommend you choose it. (I actually make a lower commission on it, but I like it better.)
Which will you get?
Either way, you can’t go wrong building a daily writing habit.