Developing a writing routine is key to growing as a writer. To develop skills, you need to practice daily. Here are the 3 steps you need to follow to developing a routine.

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Develop a routine that brings out the best of your writing.
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1. Develop Your Focus Routine

Before you sit down to write, create a mental space for yourself. Clear your mind from distraction. Get the creative and analytical juices flowing. Then, start writing.

Having a writing routine that helps you focus will make improving your writing easier. It will also help you write original work faster.

You should have a writing routine that helps you think. Develop a music playlist. Do some yoga that helps you write without wearing you out. Start each day with a puzzle or a writing prompt.

The choice is yours.

2. Develop Your Vocabulary

Stopping to think of the right word is enough to make everyone put their writing down for a bit. You want to stay productive.

Develop your writing vocabulary any way you like.

One of the best ways to do this is to read hard material. Classical or philosophical literature is a good option. Create a vocabulary list.

Include your new words in a daily journal or writing prompt.

You can also complete crossword puzzles with new words. There are lots of crossword puzzle tools that will help you develop your vocabulary.

3. Keep a List of Topics You are Developing

When you constantly write down topics, you will always have material. This can improve your creative flow.

You can work through your topics one by one. Another excellent technique is to keep an idea journal. As you think of points relating to the topic, jot them down in your journal.

If you don’t have to revisit material, your writing focus will improve. You can sit down, warm up, and get to writing.

What’s your writing routine?