- Don’t wait until you have great ideas to start your writing; write to discover your great ideas.
- Realize that all your written communication over the years—including texting, tweeting, chatting, etc—has been an intensive writing practice.
- A fancy journal pressures you to write about your fancy adventures, and that’s the road to writer’s block. Write in a cheap notebook. Trust me.
- When you get bored, write from an insect’s perspective.
- Write as the Morgan Freeman narrator of your own emotions.
- Write the movie that your favorite songs would be the soundtrack for.
- Write lists, like this one. It’s easy!
- Remember, there is no perfect pen, pad, laptop, briefcase, journal, or any other contraption that—if you could just have it—would finally get you writing. Just stop it. Now write about it.
- And if you absolutely must beat yourself up for not writing, you should at least have the courtesy to beat yourself up in writing.
- Just write.
And always remember what Robert Frost said:
“The ear is the only true writer and the only true reader.”
Are you writing yet?
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