15 minutes every day. That’s the way to become a writer. Not three hours on Saturday morning. If you write for fifteen minutes, the story stays with you all day, while you’re waiting for a bus, while you’re doing the dishes. You rethink the ideas and work out the problems. Some days it’s just fifteen minutes, but other days you take off and three hours later you can’t believe the clock.
I know an elementary school teacher who crawls out of bed at 5 AM and writes for an hour before she feeds her five children and gets them off to school and gets herself to school. She’s been doing this for four years now and her writing shows it.
15 minutes every day. Do it and you’ll surprise yourself.
This is one model of writing. Do you have a different one?
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