In the almost-four years that I’ve been sending out The Habit Weekly, I’ve written a lot about what it means to think like a writer. To wit:
Productive writers write for what they can give rather than for what they can get.
They stop thinking about hierarchies and instead think about the patch of ground that is theirs to tend.
They look for ways to give readers something that readers can’t (or won’t) get for themselves.
They get used to the idea that they really do have something meaningful to offer to the wider world.
I have gathered up eleven of my favorite essays into an ebook called Habits of Mind for Writers. I’m offering it for free to everybody who subscribes to The Habit Weekly. You can get yours by clicking here.
Habits of Mind for Writers is actually the first section of a larger collection called The Habit of Writing: Selected Letters from The Habit Weekly. The other four sections are
Habits of Seeing,
Habits of Working,
Habits of Storytelling, and
Habits of Diction.
The Habit of Writing is one of the benefits of The Habit Membership: all members receive a free copy of the full ebook. I plan to make a paperback edition available in the future, but for now at least, The Habit of Writing is available only as an ebook, and only to The Habit Membership. (If you’d like to join—and if you’re eighteen or older—we’d love to have you.)
I hope Habits of Mind for Writers will be good to you—and I hope it will help you form some new habits.
Thanks for reading—