9 Ways to Get Better at Writing

Writing well is hard. Very hard. There are no short-cuts or “hacks.” The only way to improve is practice.

Brad Stulberg
Jun 24, 2017 · 3 min read

Writing well is hard. Very hard. There are no short-cuts or “hacks.” The only way to improve is through practice. Even so, there are a handful of principles that can help speed up the process.

Write Every Day.

Read Every Day.

Exercise Every Day.

Sleep with a Notebook.

Develop a Routine.

Don’t Write and Edit at the Same Time.

Stop While You’re Ahead.

Work and Re-Work and Re-Work Some More.

Write for Yourself First.

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Brad Stulberg writes about health and the science of human performance. He’s a columnist at Outside Magazine and New York Magazine. Follow him on Twitter@Bstulberg.

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