How to find time to write every day

freelance writing tips Mar 07, 2022

One of the keys to becoming a better writer is to practice, practice, practice.

While there are plenty of tips that can help you improve your writing, your best bet is to write every day to practice. But, how do you find the time to write each day if you don’t have clients yet?

Here are some ideas to help you carve out the time:

 

  • Write first thing: Start your day with writing. Whether you are getting something done for a client, adding to your blog, or just journaling, try to do it first. Otherwise, it’s too easy to run out of time.
  • Schedule time: Maybe you can’t write the first thing in the day, but you can schedule in some time. Miranda blocks off time in her calendar specifically for writing. Whether you do it in the evening or during naptime for the kids, block off that time, put it in the schedule, and make it a priority.
  • Employ the Pareto principle: If you’re struggling to find a solid block of time for writing, use the Pareto principle. With this approach, set a timer for 20 to 25 minutes and just write. Then take a break and see where you’re at. 

 

You might not be able to use all of these strategies, especially if you’re trying to get your freelancing career off the ground. However, if you choose one or two strategies and just write, you’ll find that you begin to improve over time.

Another way you can improve your focus is to use co-working time. Most weeks, the Freelance Writer Academy founders host "office hours," one in the evening and one during the day. This is a members-only perk of Academy membership. Enroll in a course today to take advantage of the opportunity to ask questions in real-time, in addition to learning through the courses.