6 Things Every Writer Should Do Before 6 AM

The early morning has gold in its mouth — German proverb

Sarah Cy
May 14 · 6 min read

These are the 6 things every writer should do before 6 am

  1. Sleep
  2. Sleep
  3. Sleep
  4. Sleep
  5. Sleep, and…
  6. Sleep 😉
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Are you serious? This is NOT What I Came For.

Where’s the “Secret to Writerly Success” You Promised Me?

Okay, okay, all kidding aside, you probably gathered by now that this is not a typical personal-development article for “self-help junkie” writers.

Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.

But we artists and writers are a quirky bunch, and it’s not unusual to find a wide diversity in the way we do life…and creativity. For instance:

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The REAL Secret to Writerly Success

This is not a totally tongue-in-cheek article. I DO have a “secret to success” to share with you. Here it is:

You do you.

That’s all.

True freedom is found by walking the line in between.

And whenever you hear someone give any advice — about when to wake up, how to live, what to think, how to succeed…consider and experiment with what you learn, don’t just jump on every shiny new strategy you hear of without thinking.

Idealism Isn’t Always Good For You

When I was younger, I sincerely believed that vegetarianism/veganism and regular fasting was healthy for everyone. I read lots of books and articles that told me so, and those authors recommended even more books and articles that corroborated their claims.

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In Conclusion

Most of us probably SHOULD be going to sleep earlier and waking up earlier than we do.

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