I have this feeling, as I type this on my Droid phone, having just finished Hugh MacLeod’s book, “Ignore Everybody And 39 Other Keys to Creativity ” (affiliate link). That feeling is that sometimes you just need to write something down, if you’re hoping to write well someday.
It’s practice, isn’t it? When I was in the 5th grade, I took up the alto saxophone. It became my therapy, playing the sax. My instructor only encouraged us to practice a few times a week for about a half hour. My family will tell you that I practiced longer than that.
Eventually I got pretty good. I was the first chair among other alto sax players in the band, and people appreciated when I played. Songs were recognizable and enjoyed. I remember getting requests to play the theme to “Moonlighting“.
Mitch Joel is someone whom I admire greatly when it comes to writing. He says he writes every day. It’s no wonder that his blog is one of the best digital marketing blogs out there today.
It takes something like 10,000 hours of doing something in order to master it.
So, if I’m going to become a better writer, then I’d better write.
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