Of course do as I say, not as I do. But writing is sport, just like any sport it requires practice. There are rules that you master and clever things that lead to amazing results. But you got to practice. So if you have a blog that you have been neglecting, start writing.
The best exercise is something that lets you turn off your inner censor. Something you love or have a great interest in. Right now is the NCAA Basketball tourney and I’ve written about that elsewhere. I write a green blog and there’s been some tremendously interesting things, so I just write. Even if it’s a blurb. The goal is to get into the rhythm. Focus on rhythm then focus on quality.
So the coach says, shoot for 10 straight days of writing. In your journal, on your blog or on your novel or screenplay. Just write!