This from William Zinsser: “You learn to write by writing. It’s a truism, but what makes it a truism is that it’s true. The only way to learn to write is to force yourself to produce a certain number of words on a regular basis.”
Put numerically, consider these three rules of writing success:
- Write more: morning, afternoon, evening, any of the above, all of the above.
- Rewrite more: it will turn your meh into heck, yeah.
- Rewrite your rewrites more: it will turn your heck, yeah into yes, just yes.
This is all doable. So let’s all do it.