Unfortunately, reading isn’t the only step towards becoming a capable writer. Malcolm Gladwell, in his book Outliers: The Story of Success, claims that it takes approximately 10,000 hours to master something. This doesn’t sound too daunting until you break it down. If I were to write an hour every single day, it would take me about 27.4 years to reach 10,000 hours, and as much as I adore writing, I know that I am WAY off from reaching this goal. Even if “10,000 hours to perfection” isn’t 100% accurate, you can’t expect to excel at anything without frequent, habitual practice.
The purpose of this section is to give you a reason to “just sit down and write something” by posting small bouts of inspiration through prompts, six-word stories, challenges, and more (as soon as I come up with new ideas).