Okay, let’s get down to the nitty gritty and talk about unleashing the writer within. Yes, I know, I know, you are writing…in your head. I’m not sayin’ some of you aren’t busting your biscuits and nuggets because you are. I hear the expletives, shrieks and hurling of writing paraphernalia against walls during temper tantrums from my abode near the Hudson River. Oh, wait a sec, that’s me. Good gravy! *wink*
“Once upon a time…” When we contemplate about that book we plan to write “eventually,” we tend to find (and exhaust) every excuse that thwarts us from taking the first step—actually writing. Let’s cut the poop, cookie cakes, these feeble justifications are nothing but, well, ah, poop. It is just a reason to dawdle because we are fearful.
Here are a few tips to get you not just thinking about writing, but actually writing.
- Begin now. Grab your writing gear, find a location to park your derrière and start writing.
- Have a blast. Enjoy your writing journey.
- Build your writing community. Join writing groups and critique groups. Attend classes, conferences and workshops to hone your craft.
- Be willing to stumble. It’s perfectly acceptable to stumble. What isn’t acceptable is not getting back up and writing again. We learn when we stumble. We improve when we stumble. We get stronger when we stumble. We get smarter when we stumble. How so? We don’t hit the asphalt as hard as we did the first few times because we progress every single time we stumble.
- Share your writing with individuals you feel comfortable with. It’s crucial to surround yourself with constructive fortification.
- Treat yourself. It’s vital to reward yourself for all of your hard work. Writing is tough. Treat yourself well and treat yourself often.
Copyright © 2014 by Diane Morasco