Writing should be a journey of self-discovery, which means allowing yourself to explore. Throughout the month of January, we’ll be talking about developing good habits when it comes to writing. That all starts with giving yourself permission to discover what we mean when we say “write selfishly.”
It’s common around this time of year for people to try to reinvent themselves. “New year, new me” is a common phrase (common enough to have become satirical in many places). Even if you aren’t trying to vastly change yourself, make this your chance to set and keep your writing goals. Build the habit of trying new things, all until you figure out what works best for you in the end. This exploration helps you find your voice, your strengths, and even you weaknesses. Go outside of your comfort zone and see how you grow.
First aired January 3, 2022.