The Exact Steps I Took To Develop a Daily Writing Habit & Become a Better Writer

Steal these, borrow these, copy these but please USE these

Rick Martinez
6 min readJun 8, 2022


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Yeah yeah yeah, I know… there are already about 416,000 articles about this very topic.

So what the hell makes mine different and worth reading?

If you’ve read at least this far, then here are three big things.

1. I’m a nurse by training and had to learn how to write impactfully and effectively…

2. I had zero writing experience when I decided to take it up as a side hustle…

3. Now I make a solid 5-figures each month doing something I love but knew nothing about not too long ago…

So you see, I’m not an Amazon bestselling author; rather, I’m probably more like you than we both know.

I worked as an emergency room nurse during the pandemic with pretty long hours. But I knew deep down I wanted to write. I knew even deeper down that I needed to rely on tactics and strategies to do so.

Not hopes, prayers, and wishes.

So here we are, post-pandemic, and these are the things I did to develop that writing muscle and put myself on the road to 5 (soon 6) figures a month in ghostwriting income.

Make time to write

It can be hard to find time to write when you have a full-time job and other commitments. But it’s essential to make time for writing if you want to develop a writing habit.

One way to make time for writing is to wake up early and write before work. This can be an excellent way to get started on your writing goals for the day.

Another way to make time for writing is to set aside some time each evening after work. This can be an excellent time to unwind from your day and get some writing done.

Whatever you do, make sure you find some time each day to write. Even if it’s just for 30 minutes, making time to write each day will help you develop a daily writing…



Rick Martinez

My journey began on food stamps • I help CEOs & entrepreneurs write & publish books that give them authority & legacy • Former CEO turned ghostwriter