Weekly Writing Plan to Strengthen Your Writing Muscles

“Don’t be a writer, be writing.” – William Faulkner

Writing is like a muscle and with regular exercise, you’ll improve your ability to compel readers with your message and prevent those muscles from seizing up.

Make exercising your writing muscles a daily habit by incorporating this easy Weekly Writing Plan into your routine. This routine starts you off with 1 article per week. However, you wouldn’t use the same weight every day to strengthen your muscles, would you? Continue challenging your writing muscles by increasing the amount of articles published per week to improve your writing skills as well as build your exposure and authority.

It really does adds up! Check it out:

  • 1 article per week for one year = 52
  • 2 articles per week for one year = 104
  • 3 articles per week for one year = 156

Start writing now using this Weekly Writing Plan and be on your way to the top of your niche! Simply click on the graphic below to view in a new window and then click the image to zoom in or out.

Weekly Writing Plan

Day 1: Outline

  1. Create a Catchy Title that Hooks Readers
  2. Write Dynamic Subheadings that Organize Your Article
  3. Establish Your Call-to-Action

Take a Break!
Focus on another task! Once you’ve written down your topic’s intention in an outline, allow your topic to sit in your head and even sleep on it. You will unconsciously “work on it” as your brain processes new and old information: what you already know about the topic, relevant information, experiences, memories, and more.

Day 2: Write

  1. Review & Revise Your Outline for Missing Elements
  2. Fill the Outline in with Quality, Juicy Details & Descriptions
  3. Focus on Writing
  4. Don’t Stop or Pause to Consider What You Wrote
  5. We Mean It! Write Now. Edit Later

Take a Break!
Once you’ve finished writing, focus on something else – it doesn’t have to be complicated, just something that will pull your attention. You need to step outside of your power-writing mode by recharging your brain on another task.

Day 3: Revise & Proofread

  1. Pretend It’s Not Your Piece
  2. Trim Superfluous Text
  3. Seek Out Holes in Logic
  4. Revise as Necessary
  5. Proofread for Spelling and Grammar
  6. Repeat Steps 1-5 as Necessary

Take a Break!
Focus on a positive activity or thought. Day 3 can be grueling and humbling, so it’s important to reaffirm your strengths and remember the good things.

Day 4: Submit & Plan Release

  1. Read Through the Article One More Time
  2. Submit to EzineArticles.com
  3. Develop Your Article Release Plan (Social Media, Newsletters, Alerts, etc.)

Day 5: Promote

  • Published: Yes – Fulfill Your Article Release Plan & Engage Your Audience
  • Published: No – Awaiting Review? Take a Floater Day
  • Published: No – Were There Issues Found? Address the Issues and Resubmit
  • Contact EzineArticles’ Support as Needed

Floater Day

  • Brainstorm Article Topics & Future Article Titles
  • Scope Out the Competition
  • Research Trends
  • Connect & Engage with Your Audience
  • Read (Anything!) & Simply Absorb the Information

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Additional Resources

  • How to Create Quality Content in 7 Steps [Learn more]
  • How to Use Timeboxing to Write Articles Efficiently [Learn more]
  • How to Prevent Article Writing Information Overload [Learn more]
  • How to Promote Your Content [Learn more]
  • 5 Methods to Put More Time on the Writing Clock [Learn more]
  • 5 Steps to Gutting Your First Draft [Learn more]

P.S. If you’re planning to write quality and original articles, don’t forget about our Article Templates. They provide the ideas and structure you need to write great articles quickly and easily. Get them at http://Shop.EzineArticles.com/


Joe writes:

This is a great reminder to pin to my desktop so that I get more disciplined and create a real writing routine. It isn’t that hard, and this easy info graphic reminds me of that fact. Thanks!

Comment provided September 16, 2013 at 12:20 PM


Myhox writes:

Hi Vaneesa ! Thank you for sharing really excellent ideas to start writing with plan. It will be helpful to encourage to write more creative post.

Comment provided September 16, 2013 at 1:36 PM


Randall Magwood writes:

A very lengthy process. I can honestly say that I do steps 1-6 in one day lol. Writing comes easy to me (i guess since i have nothing better else to do), but the info-graphic opened my eyes a big. Good post, and excellent info for struggling writers.

Comment provided September 16, 2013 at 3:06 PM


Hi Randall,

Keep in mind this weekly writing plan is for beginners. Experienced Expert Authors such as yourself can easily do this in one day as you mentioned. :)

Keep up the great work!



Sasangka writes:

Excellent post to motivate writers to be productive. Thanks Vanessa.

Comment provided September 16, 2013 at 7:59 PM


Gracious Store writes:

I like your analogy of comparing writing with flexing out or strengthening your muscles through exercise. Indeed an article a week will add up over time, and this will help to form a cohort of fans and readers who may eventually be your prospects and customers

Comment provided September 16, 2013 at 10:19 PM


Sunil Chadha writes:

I like so much of “weekly writing plan” and “Additional Resources” Because both are telling us that how we should generate quality and informative content.

Comment provided September 17, 2013 at 2:01 AM



Really motvating quotes. :)

Comment provided September 17, 2013 at 9:08 AM


Saji John writes:

This was actually a new knowledge for me as I was not writing weekly, I would like to follow these tips.

Comment provided September 24, 2013 at 3:21 AM


Johnson writes:

Good article, it’s definitely info graphic that attract’s your eye, but it’s bit difficult to create it for every article, any way very informative

Comment provided September 29, 2013 at 12:22 PM


Prasanta Sarkar writes:

Great info-graphic. I normally post 2-3 post weekly. So, I need to go through all the above process fast. When I busy with work I missed to follow all steps mentioned above.

Thanks for making such detailed plan.

Comment provided October 7, 2013 at 8:05 AM


Ntathu Allen writes:

Love the infographics and guidelines. Always good to have a structure to follow. Thanks

Comment provided November 26, 2013 at 11:22 AM


Sruthi writes:

Really useful article… thank you..

Comment provided December 19, 2013 at 12:26 AM


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