Sunday, March 30, 2008

Writing Is Easy

All too often would-be writers talk themselves out of the pleasure and joy of writing all because they think it's too hard. Are you rocking that same boat?
Let me tell you right now...all those people who say writing is terribly hard are lying to you. Writing isn't hard. Writing is easy. Those who say it's hard think so because they make it hard.
There have been times when I said the same thing, "It's too hard. I can't do it. I can't write anything decent." But it was also during those times that I'd churn out quite a few pages every day, most of which was pretty decent writing.
What's even more interesting is that during the times when I thought writing was too hard, the biggest reason why I felt that way was because I had drained myself entirely of all creative energy I possessed. I worked myself to the bone, never stopping to refill my well or replenish my creative surges.
Make Writing Fun
The simple truth is that you have to make writing fun. Even more true is that there will be days when writing isn't fun at all. It will be hard work. But the end results and the gratification you feel at having completed the work will be well worth it all.
You can make writing fun by...
taking frequent breaks.
brainstorming with writer friends.
infuse creative ideas into your writing.
sketching a picture of your character(s).
creating a collage of certain aspects of your work to give you a visual goal.
Writing is easy if you make it easy. Writing is difficult if you make it difficult. Make writing what you want it to be. Love writing and it will love you right back. Despise it and it will return the heartache.
Do you think writing is easy?
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1 comment:

  1. I agree with you. Writing is easy, at least for me anyway. I do believe that it's not for everyone. Take my husband for example; he doesn't know the first thing about writing. His talents are elsewhere. He is good at building buildings, houses, sheds and anything that requires a hammer. I couldn't build a doghouse and get it right. We all are creative in some way. It's just that not all of us have found out what our calling is. I loved this article because it tells me that you are exactly like me. To you writing comes easy. Ideas are just popping up all the time; even more than you can get down. I'll bet that you made A's in English in school too, just like me. It's funny, I told my husband a long time ago that he was better at building things but he didn't agree with me way back then. He thought his heart was in the automotive industry. Now he tells me all the time that I was right. I knew him better than he knew himself. If writing comes easy to you then you are truly a writer and it's in your heart and your blood because it's just not true that anyone can do it and do it well. You have, in this article! I am impressed. I will be checking out more of your work on your blogs and on Triond and I hope that we can become very good writer friends. Rebecca Anne Grant, Writer-Poet-Illustrator-Photographer & (Tiny-Paws-Kennel) Owner


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