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3 Ways To Write Fiction Consistently

How To Become An Unstoppable Writer

By Elise L. BlakePublished about a month ago 3 min read
3 Ways To Write Fiction Consistently
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You don't need to write every day to tackle your friction writing. 

But you do need to write consistently.

This means showing up to write when it's time to write, not just when you're inspired to write, but at a consistent time set in your schedule made solely for writing. 

If you've struggled to write consistently in the past or are just trying it now for the first time here are three ways to add consistent writing into your life almost seamlessly to help you become an unstoppable writer. 

Set A Realistic Goal. 

If you say you're going to write 5000 words every single day when at most you can spare the time to write only 500 you're going to get demoralized quickly. 

And then you'll quit.

And then you'll try again. 

And then you'll quit. 

Plunging yourself into the never-ending cycle of trying to meet an unattainable or unsustainable goal, failing, only to try again a few weeks later to meet that same goal. 

Start small and work your way up. 

Set either a daily goal, or a weekly goal, and smash that goal every time. If you do more than what you set out to achieve that's great! If you're struggling then move the goal back a bit. 

Establish a Routine 

I publish articles every single day. 

I do this by rolling out of bed, stretching my back, and then sitting down at my computer to write. 

I type out two articles and then move along with my morning, brushing my teeth, making breakfast, getting coffee, and then sitting down to work on my novels. 

Consistency thrives on routine. 

Find a regular writing schedule that you can do with ease until it almost becomes second nature to you. 

When you're on break at work you type up 500 words or so on your phone while you're eating your lunch. 

When you get home from work you get yourself a small snack and a glass of water and sit down to write. 

Wherever you can consistently fit writing into your routine make it a habit you stick with. 

Eliminate Distractions 

Technology is a writer's greatest asset and the worst enemy. 

If it weren't for my computer I wouldn't have been able to write a single novel with how atrocious my handwriting is, however, it's this same computer that sometimes has me scrolling through recipes to make for dinner instead of writing my novel. 

You've set your goal, you've established your time to write, so when it's time to write - it's time to write. 

Set your phone to silent, and use browser extensions to block you from searching random things or searching the internet. 

Set a timer and from the moment you hit start till the minute it ends do nothing but write. 

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Becoming an unstoppable writer isn't something you can do with just one day of writing. 

It takes weeks, months, and sometimes years of consistency to build the habit of writing to be a flawless integration in our lives, but it's possible with perseverance and dedication. 

Anyone can write with consistency as long as they build the habits and routines to support it. 

Best of luck in finding yours and sticking with it! 

With love, 

B. xo xo

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Elise L. Blake

Elise is a full-time writing coach and novelist. She is a recent college graduate from Southern New Hampshire University where she earned her BA in Creative Writing.

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  • Mark Grahamabout a month ago

    Great tips. My schedule is mainly. Doing a few morning chores while the coffee is brewing and walking the dogs as two everyday chores, listen to a spiritual message, read others work here. Then reading some books that I need to review. There are days either Thursday or Friday when yardwork or major housework takes precedence like washing windows or scrubbing rugs when not about to rain. Sorry for the long reply.

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