I’ve tackled why we write before. Having an answer to that question is crucial, but it’s only the first question. The second is just as important: why should you keep writing?
On those days when we lose writing contests and can’t finish our stories and forget why we were writing the darn things in the first place, we need more than the reason why we chose to write. We need straight-up cussed orneriness.
Hey, you. Yes, you—the one with the ink-stained dreams and itchy fingers. I have a message for you from the future: don’t stop writing.
The future also wants to talk about a few scary things today. You have been warned.
How many of you have been writing for a while? This article is for you—though if you’re brand-new, this will eventually apply to you, too. Ahem. There will come a day when it’s time to start that story over from scratch.
Ever heard the phrase, “With great power comes great responsibility”? That applies directly to you as a writer. See, we storytellers are really good at imagining things. Unfortunately, that means we’re also really good at screwing ourselves up.
Do you have powerful doubts you can do this? Good. Your doubts prove your skill as a writer. Read on to find out why.
Happy New Year! So, are you ready to kick your 2017 writing in the butt? I’m willing to bet money you had one of two reactions to that: 1. YES. 2. AAAAH. Deep breaths. I’m here to give you some tips that will help you get your 2017 writing off to a good start—and keep it going.