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Back in college, my creative writing teacher insisted her students write something every single day in order to become successful authors. At the time, I loathed the notion; writing would sometimes come to me easily and steadily, while at other times I’d struggle with writer’s block and not achieve anything worthwhile. The notion of writing every single day whether I felt inspired or not seemed absurd.
These days, however, I have to admit I do see the wisdom of her words. While I still feel that attempting to force creative writing when the spark isn’t there just isn’t for me, making myself write something (even when I don’t want to) has propelled my writing career forward and helped me succeed.
With that in mind, here are some ways writing every day has helped me improve my writing ability, and might help you as well.
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