Have you ever had a gym buddy? It's incredible how a little accountability increases the likelihood that you'll get your exercise in—even if it means getting up at 5:00 AM. Knowing there's someone who will text "Where are you?" if you bail can make all the difference.
What if we did the same thing for writing? Using Instagram, we can. The Five AM Writing Club isn't complicated, and you don't have to do anything special to join. You just have to decide it's time to take your writing seriously, carve out the time to do it, and encourage other writers in the process.
Here's how it works.
Step 1: Commit to One Morning a Week
That's it. You can commit to more if you want, but one morning a week is the minimum. This is about accountability and about developing a habit of writing regularly—even when you're feeling uninspired. The structure, length, and even timing of your writing morning is up to you. No, you don't have to get up at 5:00 AM—but if you're ready to commit, you may have to.
Step 2: Share Your Morning
This is where the accountability comes in. Share about your writing morning using the tag #fiveamwritingclub on Instagram to help motivate, encourage, and inspire other writers. Share what worked for you during your writing time, the challenges you encountered, or even what you wrote. This is a community, first and foremost.
Step 3: Engage With Other Writers
Finally, get to know other #fiveamwritingclub members. Some members commit to messaging each other as soon as their feet hit the ground in the morning on their writing days. Others share tips, strategies, and high-fives. Engaging in the community of the #fiveamwritingclub helps you get the most out of it. Have fun! There's no time to take ourselves too seriously.