Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus on Writing Habit

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The desire to write grows with writing.

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Once I met a professional writer. Having 20+ novels published, she must be quite famous in Indonesia’s fiction writing scene. Our rendezvous point was a book store. After we had sat down on cozy, tiny couches in the corner, she said, “Please don’t ask me how to write. I hate that question.”

I was stunned.

Here’s the explanation.

Learn to Write by Pushing Yourself to Write

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I am a firm believer of this ancient Greek saying, “Water continually dropping will wear hard rocks hollow.” If you want to master any skill, you have to practice regularly. The more you practice, the faster you master it. If you want to write well, write regularly. Period.

Okay. Not so period.