Lesson 3 of 10

Discovering Your Habits

It’s time to find out about your habits - good and bad! Mark describes how to become aware of your habits and how they affect your writing.


Download and complete your Habits Profile Worksheet.

In the worksheet you will check which ones of these apply:

I suffer from ‘writer’s block’.

I never have the time to write.

I’m too old to write?

It’s never going to happen.

I am never going to be as  good a writer as [insert favourite author’s name].

I am not a morning person.

I am a night owl. I can only write at night?

I am still waiting for the Muse.

I am not a good enough writer… yet.

I can’t write until I have had my cup of coffee.

I can't write as I don’t have a proper writing space.

I need to visit the country to make my book authentic.

I need to learn [Scrivener/ Software Tool] before I start.

I need to research more before I start my book..

I need to do some more research on Netflix.

I am too tired to write.

I’ll write tomorrow.

I don’t feel in the mood to write.

I have had too many rejections - that proves I am no good.

I need an agent first.

When I find a great editor I will write better.