Why practice writing?  Remember the joke:  A tourist asks a New York native:  “How do you get to Carnegie Hall?  The answer: … Practice.”  To play the piano, we practice.  The baseball pitcher practices.  What makes us think we can write without practice. 

Here is the start of 10 Steps to Practice Writing from “Rules of the Road” for Soup Kitchen Writing:

Rule One:  Let the pen do the talking!

Remember, with the holidays creeping upon us let’s not forget to honor our writing and our artist.
Cynthis Morris has a good article on Self Care for Writers and Artists at Original Impulse Blog.  Check it out.