28 Days

The only way to get better at writing is to do it. You must free yourself up to do it first, but then you must sit down and put the words on the page. The great thing about initiatives such as #28DaysofWriting and NaNoWriMo is that they do both. Like the best teachers, they say ‘hey it’s okay to splurge out your ideas’ but they also say ‘here’s the target for how you have to do it’. Most of your ideas always end up in the bin, but when you have a word count and a time target, it makes you take the discipline more seriously. You look around yourself for inspiration; you look inside yourself to make the ideas hang together. Then you  tie your leg to the desk and you get on with actually doing it.

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