The 2 Simplest Ways to Get Ahead With Your Writing

Doing These 2 Things Every Day Will Help You Achieve Consistent Growth

N.A. Turner
Sep 27, 2018 · 4 min read
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“You can have it all… Just not all at once.” — Oprah Winfrey

I’ve written about it before and so have many other authors. Consistency is key to get ahead with anything. Whether you want to start a business, write a book, climb the corporate ladder, or learn to play the piano.

#1: Complete 1 Creative Goal Every Day

I’ve noticed a crucial thing the past few months. Usually, I haphazardly wrote a few hundred or thousand words. I crammed out a blog post in an hour between work. However, there was no structure, no plan.

“I write only when inspiration strikes. Fortunately, it strikes every morning at nine o’clock sharp.” — Somerset Maugham

These words by Mr. Maugham couldn’t be more true. In 2,5 months I’ve completed seven chapters, outlined my book, developed ideas for multiple sequels and written two short stories as ‘origin’ stories to the book. Talk about progress!

#2: Complete 1 Growth Goal Every Day

When you’ve written something, you preferably want people to read it too. This doesn’t just magically happen.

  • Develop an eBook to help people successfully build their writing career
  • Setting up an infrastructure for people to subscribe to my newsletter and receive free ebooks
  • Make and develop social media posts
  • Send emails to other writers and blogs to connect, reach out and hopefully get published or linked back to
  • Submit my stories to contests and publications
  • Gather sales and reviews for my book
  • Research keywords people look for related to (short story) writing and adapt my blog posts accordingly
  • Follow and interact with people on Twitter
  • Etc.

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