My Best Writing Advice

It never fails. Every time I stare at a blank document and wonder what I’m going to write or how I’m going to fill a page I say to myself “This is going to suck. Whatever I put here. I might as well start putting something down.” And I do. And it doesn’t always suck. So don’t worry about not sucking. Accept that sometimes you might suck and know that you probably won’t in the end. Just start writing.

4 responses to “My Best Writing Advice”

  1. It doesn’t always have to be awe inspiring, or revolutionary. The best tip for writing, is just to do it every day, regardless of how good or bad it is.

  2. […] Blog Post: Ian Daniel Stewart wrote a blog post stressing advice that never gets old. I was just reminded of it’s brilliance yesterday when […]

  3. As a write, I’ve discovered the same thing. Most of the time I think what I’m writing is junk. But when I come back and read it a few hours later I love more than I hate. A few edits and I’ve got a great piece of work that nearly came at the speed of thought.

    Write fast or not at all! Maybe.

  4. […] that on Ian Stewart’s blog today, quite interesting way to put the blank page syndrome: It never fails. Every time I stare at […]

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