🔗 writing promptly — wordplay.bearblog.dev

To feel that being a “writer” is one of the markers of my identity, I need to be writing often. The word identity was originally derived from the Latin words essentitas, which means being, and “identidem, which means repeatedly. Identity is literally “repeated being" — I am a writer because I write repeatedly.

You must read this. Another bit:

The more I wrote with prompts, the less I needed them. Prompts gave me the push I needed to build a habit, a ritual. Now, life and its gifts and grievances are generally all the prompting I need.