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Written - Part 5: Evolution of a Writer: Navigating Through Stages and Seeking Growth through Practice and Feedback - A reading log

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Written: How to Keep Writing and Build a Habit That Lasts

by Bec Evans and Chris Smith

A reading log.

Part 5

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March 15th, 2024

To motivate yourself, you can join a writing group. This increases your accountability. Writing groups can be competitive or collaborative. You need to find out what works best for you.

Chapter Nine, page 122



March 16th, 2024

Other people play an important role in writing. Even introverts need other people to discuss or get new ideas.

Chapter Nine, page 130


March 18, 2024

In writing you have to go through three stages:

1. Writing for yourself

2. Writing for others

3. Writing for publication

Only practice will get you to the third stage. There is the 10,000 hours rule. You have to practice 10,000 hours to be successful. And even then, success is not guaranteed. And of course, how you practice is also important. You have to improve.

Chapter Ten, page 137


March 19th, 2024

Purposeful practice is important. Step out of your comfort zone. Set goals that are truly challenging. And look for feedback. At first it might be local classes. But later, you may need expert feedback and coaches. Writing can be trained. It is hard work that takes time. But every writer has learned to write. It is not just a gift.

Chapter Ten, page 143

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