I want to write better.
And the best way to do that, is to write more.
Thinking about which, immediately kills the urge to write, because I take really long to write anything.
And the actual writing, is very arduous to me.

So what to do?

I guess I need to just lower the bar.
Do less.
More consistently.

And then serendipitiously, as they say, when the student is ready, the master appears.
David Kadavy’s conducting a 100 Word Writing Habit Online Course, this month.

He seemed to be in the same rut as I am now.

I’m not a born writer. I hated writing as a kid.

But …

I’ve written three best-selling books, and I write an email newsletter every Monday, a 2,000-word article every other week, and a 5,000-word income report every month.

Well, that sort of consistency is exactly what I need.
David taught me how to setup and use a Zettelkasten. His short book, is the best resource I found on the topic.
And that is something I have been consistently building for a year and a half now.
Here’s hoping he inspires me to become a better writer too!

A few notes from his first lesson, that I am putting down here for me to remember; to not overthink stuff, to … just write!

  • It doesn’t matter what you write about. Just write 100 words.
  • It doesn’t matter if they’re any good. Just write 100 words.
  • It doesn’t matter if you repeat yourself in your writing. Just write 100 words.
  • If you miss a day, do it the next day. If you miss that day, do it the day after that.
  • You don’t have to publish the writing. (Feel free to share on Twitter, Instagram, or other social on the hashtag #100wordhabit, so your classmates can see.) What’s more important is you just write 100 words.

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