Are you have trouble writing anything? Do you think all of your writing sucks and you want to toss into into the depths of hell to burn for eternity? Are you so frustrated with anything related to writing and want to hide under your bed? Fear no more. Save this list for future use when you are having troubles in writing town.
- You’re awesome. Don’t let anyone (or yourself) tell you otherwise.
- You are doing something creative with your life, don’t take it for granted.
- You’re alive. Seriously. I should have put this at the top.
- Laptops and Starbucks would fail without writers.
- You’re doing what most people can’t, or are too lazy to do.
- Be proud of yourself – writing is fracking hard.
- In your close nit group of friends, you’re probably the only writer, and you should brag about it. (not too much though; don’t be that writer.)
- Coffee companies would go out of business if not for us.
- You have the power to do whatever you set your mind too, even kill people you don’t like. (fictionally, of course)
- With great power, comes mediocre responsibilities.
- You’ve probably given a lot of cats a home. Yay adoption!
- You turned down a bunch of vanity publishers. Good for you!
- Every book has the potential to be turned into a movie one day. ‘Cause that’s just the direction the film industry is going these days.
- Or a television show.
- You get to discover the best music when writing.
- Wine companies would go out of business if it weren’t for our crippling anxiety.
- You’ve probably made the best writer friends (because writer friends get each other, man.).
- If you haven’t made any writer friends, I suggest looking for them. Also, I’m a writer, and always need friends. 😉
- You can probably type super fast!
- Your handwriting probably isn’t bad either?
- You own like a lot of super cute coffee cups too, I bet.
- You’re able to picture something in your head and write it down for others to see. How freaking awesome is that?!
- The world would be extremely dull without writers.
- I mean, there would be no books, movies, shows, music, literally nothing.
- Fancy pens!
- If you don’t finish your book, how will your favorite author ever read it?!
- You gave someone an emotional response from something you wrote. !!
- Your name could some day be a household name.
- You get to sign your name to something you created, making it even more special.
- You can work at your own pace. Whether it take a year or ten years, it doesn’t matter. As long as you finish.
- If you self publish, you’re basically an entrepreneur, which is even more impressive.
- Even if you don’t become incredibly successful, just relax.
- Whether your goal is 2000 words a day, or 20 words a day, you’re no less and no more a writer.
- You may complain how much you hate writing, but you know you don’t hate it, silly.
- You can make money off stuff you wrote!
- Criticism can be painful. But know that one persons opinion shouldn’t break you.
- Hard liquor companies would go out of business if it weren’t for us wallowing in self-doubt.
And I’ll say it one last time: You’re alive. Take advantage of it. We are all on this earth for a very short amount of time. Your books… can live on for eternity.
This is my guest blog on Author J.A. Allen’s site. All about finding inspiration.
Bonus Videooo! I thought you may be interested in this. I made this video in 2009. Enjoy!
Breaking Up With Writers Block
It’s time for you and Writer’s Block to part ways. Write a letter breaking up with Writer’s
Block, starting out with, “Dear Writer’s Block, it’s not you, it’s me …”
Dear Writers Block,
It’s not you, it’s me… I mean, don’t get me wrong. You’re so great. You can’t help who you are and I really admire that. But, lately I’ve come to terms with who I am too, and I’ll be honest with you, you’re just not good for me. We spent so much time together that one time in September and while it may have been good for you… I was getting sick of you and just wanted you to go back home to your family. I’m sorry if this comes off as blunt, but I feel like you deserve to know the real reasons why we can’t ever, ever, ever, get back together. And you have to stop coming by my house anytime I’m in the middle of writing a really great ending. I see you and, well, old feelings come back. It’s so easy to melt back into your arms and forget everything about my stories. But, you’ve even caused me to start drinking again, and you know how I get when I drink too much. It’s not pretty. What I’m trying to say, Writers Block, is please don’t come around anymore. There are plenty of other victims for you to leach onto, like college freshmen and George R. R. Martin. I mean, are you ever going to let him end his Game of Thrones series? It’s just cruel. You have a serious problem and I worry about you. I hope that you can find help and become Inspiration, rather than a Block. ‘Cause no one likes a block… am I right? Anyways, I wish you well and hope you find happiness without me.
Laura and the rest of the world
Good morning ya’ll! Today is day 4 of the writing challenge.
Write about someone who inspires you.
This is difficult. When I think of someone who inspires me, the first person that comes to mind is my sister. She has been through a lot in her life and has so much life experience, and she’s only 35. Growing up with her, especially when she went through her teen/early 20’s phase, she was a completely different person than she is today. She really got her life together and went back to school and she is just a rock star now. The places she’s been, the people she can make friends with, and she still chooses to live with me. 🙂
The next person I think of is my mom, who is one of the best mothers anyone could ask for. After my teenage days of hating her guts and wanting to do unpleasant things to her, she and I really bonded. I think mostly after her and my dad got divorced. She changed. She became this really awesome person and I wanted to hang out with her, because she was hilarious. Not to say that she wasn’t an awesome person before, but I had the wool pulled over my eyes with blinded teenage rage hormones.
There are a lot of reasons why I look up to them. And they have certain qualities that are found in others as well. And basically when I narrow it down, I am inspired by strong females. I have a strong female in my story (who don’t need no man) and I am drawn to women who don’t need a male figure in their lives to do what they want in life. I don’t put down women who have men in their lives at all, but it’s more inspiring to me the woman who don’t let guys push them around, or think they need one to ‘fulfill’ their lives. Girl, you can do that all on your own. ##