Should You Write Every Day? A Close Look at the Oldest Piece of Writing Advice

Juggling Writer

It’s possibly the oldest piece of writerly advice: write every day.

If you want to be a great writer, you need to write every day, right? Just like if you want to be good at anything, you need to do it every day.

Except for when you don’t.

Let’s explore the positives and negatives of writing every day. Keep in mind that my goal here is not to convince you whether or not you should write every day. It’s to present you with both sides so you can make the right decision for yourself instead of just blindly following “age-old” wisdom.

Confession: I Don’t Write Every Day (Or Do I?)

Full disclosure before we go into all the hairy details: I don’t write every day. At least not fiction. As a content strategist at a web design company, I spend a good chunk of every workday writing website copy. On…

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