Anyone who has ever gone on a diet, signed up for a gym membership without previous workout experience, or purchased a self-paced online course guaranteed to change one’s life knows how difficult it is to make a significant change in one’s life.
When we make changes, we rile up all of the demons who control our entrenched habits and behavioral norms. Sure, I have followed a diet for a day or two, or maybe even a week, but like most everyone, my dieting experience has been spotty at best. I fall into my old habits and therein the problem lies.
Writing, making art, or starting a creative venture is no different.
When we choose to write, we choose to change ourselves for ourselves. We decide to make ourselves a little bit better each day, we face the dark sides of our creative minds, and we take steps towards the true people we believe ourselves capable of becoming.
And that is hard work.
So, if it is difficult to change our habits and potentially invigorating but also challenging to start a writing practice, how does a person establish a personal writing practice?
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