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Are You WRITING Today?

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Writing isn't thinking about writing. Writing isn't talking about writing. Writing isn't intending to write.

Writing is
writing.

Here is a great "tough love" article from novelist/screenwriter/game designer
Chuck Wendig from Pamela aka another_wip: THE HARDEST WRITERLY TRUTH OF THEM ALL

"Life’s getting in the way? I’m sorry, that’s how life works. Life is a series of obstructions — it’s speedbumps all the way down. You’re depressed? Get in line. You’re depressed. So’s that woman over there and she wrote 1000 words today, and yesterday, and the day before. You think I don’t deal with depression? Of course I do. We writers are tailor-made for that. I know, I sound unsympathetic — trust me, it’s the opposite. I’m completely sympathetic. I’ve been there. I’m sometimes there still. It doesn’t change the cold, hard fact that all the power lies with you. In your brain. In your hands. Nobody ever said it was going to be easy. Did you want it to be easy? What fun is easy? Easy is a value of zero. And surely you want more than nothing? Writing makes you pay. In blood and tears and frustration. You do it because you love it. Not because it’s a warm bed at your back but because it’s sharp stones under your feet spurring you forward."

READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE HERE>

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onegrapeshy
Feb. 14th, 2013 04:49 pm (UTC)
Yah, I was thinking the same thing...
another_wip
Feb. 14th, 2013 06:07 am (UTC)
I loved this the first time I read it. I just had to share...it says so much we, as writers, NEED to hear.
Over and over.
Till it is imbedded in our souls and psyches.

Writers WRITE.

(((Jen))) Thanks for sharing with all the GrapeMo minions.
onegrapeshy
Feb. 14th, 2013 04:49 pm (UTC)
Thank YOU for the link, chickie!
swhisted
Feb. 14th, 2013 02:58 pm (UTC)
I've read Chuck's 'tough love' style posts before and they always seem to strike when I need them most. Thanks for sharing because I'd missed this one.
onegrapeshy
Feb. 14th, 2013 04:50 pm (UTC)
Thanks for reading! :)
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