The Power of Habit

Posted on March 13, 2012. Filed under: Blogging, Staying-With-It, writing, Writing-Exercises | Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

“The Power of Habit” is on the New York Times Bestseller List, and described there as “A Times reporter’s account of the science behind how we form, and break, habits.” He’s talking about psychology, but the book contains marketing examples.

This “Power of Habit” is likely a difference, maybe the most important difference, between successful writers and unsuccessful ones. That’s true for other endeavors as well.

Pro-Bloggers post on their blogs more than once a year, and pro-writers almost certainly produce something everyday. Richard Bach (Illusions, Bridge Across Forever) once indicated a writing exercise that might be one of the best: write a narrative of an event or description of an object that happens during the day. Do this right, and the most banal conversation or ordinary object can become extraordinary. Collect these, and a few might be used to color your new work.

Maybe that is the power of blogging. Do it daily, or at least a few times a week, and you develop your writing skills. Keep going, and maybe someday you will have something worth saying.

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