According to the old adage, “practice makes perfect.”
For a writer, reading and writing is practice. So the more you do it, the better a writer you should be, right?
In reality, reading and writing every day does not a great writer make.
Not if “reading and writing every day” means browsing news or fashion magazines over your morning coffee and scribbling memos to yourself in your notes app.
Not even if “reading and writing every day” means devouring blog post after blog post and then dumping out your stream-of-conscious thoughts in response.
Because it isn’t just practice that turns a mediocre writer into a great writer.
It’s deliberate practice.
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