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Week 2: The habit of writing

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A writer’s journal will help you establish a writing habit and could also help you launch into projects.

Writers often worry about how to get started. The first step is the same for any writer, novice or otherwise – you start with a blank page or screen. Which is why your notebook is such an important resource for ideas.

You may also find that props or particular working methods make writing easier for you. So, this week, you will be exploring and developing your own rituals.