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Apr 25, 2019 21:10:20

Writing Routine

by @basilesamel PATRON | 225 words | 493🔥 | 544💌

Basile Samel

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My current writing routine consists of meditating for 10 minutes before sitting down at a clean desk with a pen and a pile of paper sheets to draft my daily post. Once I'm done with free writing I boot up my computer to start the editing process and hit publish. All in all, it takes between half an hour and two hours depending on how long I need to figure out a prompt and do some research.

Publishing on a daily basis is not just great for your personal growth, it's changing how others perceive you as well. Pewdiepie wouldn't be the most successful Youtuber without his daily posting schedule for example.

I want to keep on publishing daily while optimizing my writing process. I can decrease the time I spend on writing while increasing my output by batching tasks.

Starting next Sunday, my new routine implies editing and scheduling my publications once a week, but I keep on free writing and researching every day. This way I can free more time for coding and learning without dropping my writing habit.

I would not advise this approach to all writers on 200WaD, because in the beginning going through the whole process every day helps you shape your own environment, your own routine. Only when this self-knowledge becomes apparent can you start streamlining your own creative methodology.

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    @basilesamel - I write first thing in the morning. Sometimes mid-day. Other times at night. It's a starter - a distracter and a relaxer. Sometimes I use writing to think. Not always.

    Brian Ball avatar Brian Ball | Apr 26, 2019 15:53:11
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    @basilesamel My process, for what it's worth, is to start writing whatever pops into my head in the morning, which some days isn't much. Then trying to blast through a few sentences around noon and then finishing the whole thing off (including any editing I've done in my head) after dinner. Doesn't always work out this way, but this feels the most efficient to me.

    Jeff Riddall avatar Jeff Riddall | Apr 25, 2019 15:36:31
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      @Rawhead switching between cognitive contexts takes some effort :)

      Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Apr 25, 2019 22:00:39
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      @basilesamel @Rawhead wooow... I like the 3 takes approach... i usually just torment the post until... there is no strength in me left to torment it any more... can be 15 min, can be 2 hours (or more... :-o)

      Lucjah avatar Lucjah | Apr 25, 2019 22:24:05
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      @basilesamel @Rawhead @lucjah ooooo. everyone's approach is different...so interesting! I just write at night after dinner. Done in mostly 1h. Nice way to round off the day.

      Jason Leow avatar Jason Leow | Apr 26, 2019 22:03:47
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