The Best Writing Advice

The is nothing profound or difficult about the best writing advice that I’ve found over the course of my writing journey.  It is simply:

I think it’s natural for us to want to overcomplicate things. It’s our brain’s way of throwing up roadblocks that keep us from doing what we say we want to do.

If you give yourself too much time to think about doing your writing, I guarantee you’ll find at least twenty other things that need to be done right this minute (like laundry, mowing the yard, doing the dishes, cleaning out the garage, etc.) except writing. Your best defense is a good offense.

So if you want to write, sit down and write. Don’t think about it.  Just do it. Tune out the external world.  Discover how exciting the world inside your mind can be. And if you visit frequently enough, your characters will draw you in with less resistance than before.

But that resistance will never entirely go away. Fight it with the best weapon in your arsenal: just write.

Photo credit: Sean MacEntee

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