Frequently Asked Questions about the Daily Writing Project:

Why is the daily writing important?
We all know that the best way to get better at something is to practice, practice, practice. By writing every day, we are growing our writing muscles while we develop a habit. Before long, we will notice our writing is improved and that we are comfortable with trying new things with our words. If you are a teacher, the benefits will also spill over into your writing instruction.

Is this a link-up?
At this time, no. Simply write. If you'd like to share your progress or your post on social media, use the hashtag #DWHabit. You can also attach the graphic (above) to your post if you do your daily writing on a blog.

What do I write?
You can write anything you feel like: poetry, narrative, lists, persuasive writing -- whatever you want. I encourage you to try new things and mix it up from time to time. This is how we grow!

How much do I have to write?
That is completely up to you. You can write for five minutes for fifty. The choice is completely yours. The important thing is just to return to the page (or computer) every day.

Do I have to do my daily writing on a blog?
Absolutely not. Write in a way that is comfortable for you. If you prefer to journal, that's great! If you'd like to compose a haiku and tweet it every day, that works too! Some writing friends have written in a journal and snapped a photo to post online with the hashtag #DWHabit to share their progress.

When does the daily word get posted?
I share the daily word every morning at 6:00 Central Time. You can find it on Twitter using the hashtag #DWHabit or by following me here.

Do I have to use your word?
Nope. Have another word you'd like to use, then please do so. My word is only a suggestion. If you don't like it, you can always use an electronic random word generator to pick a new one.

Other questions?
Please email me at jennifer@teachwrite.org.

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