Inside the Writer's Soul Podcast by M Khan

Why You Don’t Need to Write Everyday to Be An Author | #2

On this week’s episode of the podcast, I’m talking about a topic that’s a little controversial: how much you ‘need’ to write in order to be an author. If you’ve ever been told that ‘true’ authors need to write everyday, then this episode is for you. I’ll share why that’s just not true. You’ll also hear my story about how I used to think I needed to write every day, how that physically hurt me, and how I recovered and realized that writing every day is NOT a requirement for being an author.

“One of my biggest beliefs is that there is no wrong way to write. However you write, is a great way to do it. But you shouldn’t sacrifice your personal health or your creative health in order to get the writing done. The important thing is to write consistently.”

In this episode:

  • Why you don’t need to write every day to be an author
  • The difference between writing daily and writing consistently
  • How I write more and better while only writing on weekends
  • The story shared in this episode: how writing every day actually harmed me, and how I rebounded from that to find healthier, more focused writing time

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If you like listening to the audio on video, you can also watch via my YouTube channel below.


After you listen, join our community by commenting on the podcast below and let me know: What is your definition of ‘consistent’ writing? How often do you write, and does that process work for you? 

If writing consistently is something you struggle with, I’ve got something to help you – my free writing challenge called “How to Write Faster in 14 Days”. I’ll share additional tips and techniques that help me finish 3-4 books per year while writing mostly on weekends. This challenge is free and delivered via email once you sign up for my newsletter, which you can do below.


Happy Listening!


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