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. Karen says:

    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.

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  3. Stephen Dean says:

    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.

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