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January 19, 2006

Practice

They say if you want to become a good writer, write. Write a lot. They say it's important to get into the habit of writing. Every day if possible. Like, keep a journal. Or start a weblog. They say it doesn't really matter what you write about as long as you just write something on a regular basis.

No matter if you think it's interesting or not. No matter if anybody else thinks it's interesting or not. After all, you're writing to get the practice. It's not as if anybody is ever going to read what you're writing. They'll be reading the good stuff, the official stuff, the stuff you'll be writing and publishing once you have enough practice from writing something on a daily basis.

Theoretically.

Posted by Horst on January 19, 2006 06:29 PM to books & bookkeeping | Tell-a-friend
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dieter said on January 20, 2006 01:37 PM:

At least in music, there are pieces written for pure purposes of practicing, and they even sound quite listenable.

Well, sometimes.

laura said on January 20, 2006 08:06 PM:

how about constantly commenting on others' writing, without writing anything substantive yourself? Does that make you A)lazy B) a critic or c) etwas anderes

Steve said on January 24, 2006 01:59 AM:

Fountain pen highly recommended (pretty standard in Austria, I believe). Pelican preferred.

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