How A ‘Writers Hour’ Can Keep You Accountable

Small actions, repeated daily, yield the best results

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“From the day my husband told me he was leaving, I was writing — a lot. I wanted to make something of my altered life, to break into song, to cry out on paper. Reminding myself that no one else would ever see what I wrote — with my ballpoint pen in my wide-ruled spiral notebook — helped me be less censored and less afraid. Later, I could decide to show or not, because whether anyone ever read it was not the most important thing.

Writing or making anything — a poem, a bird feeder, a chocolate cake — has self-respect in it. You’re working. You’re trying. You’re not lying down on the ground, having given up. And one thing I love about writing is that we can speak to the absent, the dead, the estranged and the longed-for — all the people we’re separated from. We can see them again, understand them more, even say goodbye.”

–Sharon Olds (chosen by April)

It’s regular

You’re visible

Opportunity to get in flow

It makes you feel like a writer

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