Write Now! Persuasive Writing Prompts:
Decide When You Really Like to Write

Practice your copywriting skills with this prompt from The Professional Writers’ Alliance (PWA).

With this Write Now! tip, you’ll be encouraged to choose your favorite time of day to write.

After viewing this video by Casey Demchak, medical and B2B copywriting expert, you’ll understand the importance of choosing a regular time of day or night to do your writing in order to build a strong writing habit. (Or read the transcript below.)

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When you read about the writing habits of other copywriters, you’ll find that many of them enjoy writing very early in the morning as the sun is rising and the birds are chirping. Others love doing their “heavy lifting” in the middle of the day – while others are notorious night owls.

You may want to imitate them. But do their habits really work for you? Always be authentic and always be yourself.

For this writing prompt, give thought to the time of day or night during which you do your very best writing.

Next, write a few detailed paragraphs about WHY you’re committed to building a writer’s life that enables you to write when YOU do your very best work! Write with confidence and write with certainty.

Anchoring this commitment will keep you on track. And, learning to write with certainty and confidence will make the copy you write for clients that much more compelling.

Now, get after it and make it happen.

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Published: June 14, 2017

3 Responses to “Write Now! Persuasive Writing Prompt: Decide When You Really Like to Write [video]”

  1. They say that no one fails overnight and no one succeeds either. What causes people to fail or succeed are the habits that they have. Writing on a set time is one of the best habits you can develop. It helps you to stay consistent. It also helps to set yourself an end time – because it trains your mind to finish tasks faster – or so I've heard.
    If I want to be a copywriter (and I do) then I have to be committed and the best kind of commitment is the one that comes with a structure.
    But what is a structure?
    Well its a set of daily activities, my non-negotiables – the tasks that I perform no matter what. And daily writing is one of them.

    Guest (Kendrick )

  2. To be an early riser to write can be helpful. The head is full of thoughts, dreams and chaotic ideas after a nights rest.
    A good way to brainstorm a thought cloud for an article or email.
    Even in the afternoon the thoughts still grow and you write a quick outline.
    By the time you have reached the evening you have given your writing the fuel it needs to spark the imagination to the topic at hand.
    You have already written a lot in one day. Keep writing, it will flow like a river.

    Chris J

  3. Writing as the world awakens, the sun rises and life emerges to start the day anew, holds its own clarity and inspiration. Typing in rhythm with tweeting birds can help keep focus & the words flowing.

    Afternoons I've been away from home and found inspiration in the ordinary, somewhere out in the world, and can't wait to put to paper whatever has me so passionately stirred.

    I'm a notorious night owl in my volunteer world. Creating in the still & quiet of the night holds its own beauty and presence.

    For me, the most optimal time to write is anytime. I believe I do my best writing when I don't feel pressured or stressed by time. I want the freedom & flexibility to show up and write whenever the spirit strikes me.

    Sara Scribes

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