WRITING TIP: To get good at writing, just keep writing

freewritingDancers practice their steps, singers their scales, ball players their throw. If you want to get good at writing, you have to practice, too. As Anais Nin put it, “To achieve perfection in writing while retaining naturalness, it was important to write a great deal, to write fluently, as the pianist practices the piano, rather than to correct constantly one page until it withers.”