“Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on.” — Louis L’Amour
Writing. Its always been intriguing to me. The way that the words flow from my head to my fingers to my screen in front of me fascinates me. I’ve been writing pretty consistently since March of 2019. Once I realized what writing can be outside of the constraints of school, writing became my second favorite thing to do (besides reading).
Reading shapes our intellect. It opens windows to new ideas. Writing helps us harness and better understand those ideas. Writing shapes who we are. Its opened so many doors for me to discover more about myself. It has taught me more about my strengths and weaknesses. It helps me clearly view my presuppositions and perceptions about the world. Writing has helped me accept the past and better understand the future.
I’m posting this blog post to introduce the beginning of a 30 Day Blog Post Challenge. I’m excited to increase my knowledge about the world and myself as I write about things that interest me and I hope will interest you as well.
With projects that require a serious infusion of creative juice — developing a new business plan, writing a novel, or just learning a new skill — it’s incredibly important to maintain momentum. Just as when you run everyday, the exercise gets easier and easier, the same thing happens with your brain.
Stimulate it regularly each day, and those juices start to flow more freely. -Behance’s 10 Laws of Productivity
I believe that one of the most valuable traits is persistence, I may not start out being the best writer. But through persistence, I hope to reach a better level of expressing my thoughts. Trial and error is an essential part of any creative’s life, but I’m hoping to turn writing into an expressive habit.
“I believe myself that a good writer doesn’t really need to be told anything except to keep at it.” — Chinua Achebe