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Improving Your Writing Isn't Hard

Something else is

Improving your writing isn’t hard. Read and write every day for one hour. Do it for a year. Next year, look at what you wrote today. Surprise! Your writing has improved. Done.

What’s difficult then? 

The difficult part is becoming the kind of person who reads and writes every day. Saying to yourself, “I read and write every day. This is where I’m going.” That’s hard.

Can you do that? Can you do it even though daily progress will be invisible to your eyes?

“Boys, life is hard!” said to us one of my high school teachers.

Much as I hated that sentence, he was right.

No effort = no results

(This post was inspired by something I read in The Practice: Shipping Creative Work by Seth Godin.)

Fabio Cerpelloni is an English language teacher, writer, author, and podcaster from Italy. You can find out more about him and his work by clicking on his glass of beer in the photo.