Here are 6 ways you can learn from Jeff Goins from GoinsWriter blog post.
1) Start small. Start fast.
300 words a day is a lot of work, right?
I agree with you.
John Grisham began his writing career as a lawyer.
He got up early every morning and wrote one page. You can do the same.
2) Plan your writing.
Write up a table of contents to guide you.
Then break up each chapter into few sections.
Think of your book / article / content in terms of:
Anything more complicated will get you lost.
Tony Robbins said,
“Complexity is the enemy of execution.”
If you need help, read Do the Work by Steven Pressfield.
3) Set a time.
If you want to take a day or two of per week, schedule that as time off.
Don’t just let the deadline pass. And don’t let yourself off the hook.
4) Choose your ‘aha’ place to write.
Choose your own unique place to write.
This needs to be different from where you do other activities.
The idea is to make this a special space so that when you enter it, you’re ready to work on your project.
5) Have a set word count.
Think in terms of 10,000 work increments and break each chapter into roughly equal lengths:
10,000 words: a pamphlet.
20,000 words: a short eBook or print book.
40,000 to 50,000 words: good-sized nonfiction book.
60,000 to 70,000 words: longer nonfiction book.
80,000 to 100,000 words: typical novel length.
6) Weekly deadlines.
Give yourself weekly deadlines.
It can be:
1) Word count.
2) Percentage of progress.
Just have something to aim for, and someone who will hold you accountable.
One more thing.
I would love to add one more important thing.
“Identify your writing strength.”
Do you often feel motivated to write early morning? Or do you prefer late night?
For me, I feel very motivated at night. If I don’t write anything before I sleep, I feel so guilty.