Winning the commonwealth writing competition is a huge deal. Thousands or maybe even millions of people compete and only one person per region emerges as a winner.
So, I checked out the winners’ writing tips. All but one of them were amazing.
Yet, there was one that made shivers crawl up my spine. It read that you don’t need to write everyday.
Sure, you don’t need to write everyday. I mean, if you’re on your deathbed, strapped to life support, the last thing on your mind would be ‘where is my laptop?’
You aren’t on life support? Then you must be in a high security prison where a laptop, much less pen and paper, is hard to come by.
If you aren’t in either of these situations, then I assume you must be suffering from some brain damage or dementia. Because, I cannot justify any aspiring author neglecting to write every day.
As much as I hate Lady Catherine De Bough, I have to admit that I agree with her on one thing. Excellence cannot come without constant practice.