One habit that has transformed my writing is ‘preparation’.

Think of a chef who lays out all their ingredients before cooking. That’s how I approach my writing. I set the stage the day before.

What does my prep look like?

– Deciding on the content piece I’ll write
– Sketching out the outline
– Picking out stories to weave into it

I am not perfect. Some days, I skip the preparation, and whenever I do, my writing suffers.