What should I write every day?
January 10, 2011 9:41 AM Subscribe
I need to write a lot to break this mental block that I have- but what should I write?
posted by SNWidget to Writing & Language (18 answers total) 16 users marked this as a favorite
This past semester has been a bit crazy, but I finally got my Master's thesis completed. My biggest problem was not the research or any of the data collecting - it was the actual writing.
After reading a few books, I've realized that I need to sit down and have a set writing time each day. Basically, I need to make writing as normal as possible, something I do every day, like going to the gym or eating lunch. Right now, though, I'm a week and a half from starting my PhD, and I won't have a lot of writing right off of the bat. So, I need something to write, but I'm not sure what.
I've thought about journaling (I've never kept it up for more than a week or so) or trying to do a NaNoWriMo style speed-novel for the next month. I know that fictional and academic writing are two different types, but right now, I feel like I just need to write every day, and stop being afraid of putting words down on the screen.
What are some things I can write every day? Any other projects besides journaling and a NaNoWriMo-style project? It can be academic, fiction, or really anything. I just need things to write at each day. Any ideas are appreciated!