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What does it mean to be a prolific writer? In non-dictionary terms, it basically means you write a lot and publish a lot of work. If you’re trying to be prolific, where do you start?

Who else wants to be prolific?

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Just Do It

The everyday answer to making and attaining goals is “Ready, Aim, Fire”. I’m not an everyday kind of guy. If you test me I’m probably some kind of outlier. I subscribe to the “Ready, Fire, Aim” mentality.

I’d rather put something out there than not. I don’t want to be on the sidelines. It’s more fun to be in the thick of it.

If you want to be prolific, shake off the shackles of indecision. Stop thinking so much. Just do it.

We Don’t Need No Stinking Inspiration

Okay. Maybe I stretched the truth…a bit, but not really. How many times have you not written because you didn’t feel ‘inspired’? We’ve all been there.

The secret to becoming a prolific writer is… wait for it… write all the time.

Don’t wait for inspiration to strike. Make inspiration come to you. Write until it comes.

How do I do it?

Sometimes I type the same word over and over. Other times I describe how I’m feeling. Most times I find my story by exploring my imagination as I’m writing.

A Prolific Habit

If you want to grow into a prolific writer it’s time to take off the training wheels. Jump in with both feet. Establish a daily writing routine.

Take your writing seriously, but still have fun.

Wait! NaNoWriMo is right around the corner. Thirty days of intense writing. Doesn’t it take thirty days to form a new habit? Hmmm…

Sounds like the time is right.

What’s holding you back?

PRACTICE

Scroll down to the comments section. For fifteen minutes, write continuously by describing how you would demolish a stone wall surrounding a castle.

Catapult? Chisel? Fairy dust? Dragon? Tell us what it looks like. Are there archers firing down? Boiling tar? Be creative.

Don’t forget to give positive feedback to your peers 🙂

Carlos Cooper
Carlos Cooper
Carlos is author of the Corps Justice novels. Get the box set of Books 1-3 for FREE HERE.
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