Avoiding Writer Norms

Rule #1 of being a writer: There are no rules.

A lot people get hung up on the he said she said version of writing.

Stop talking and write.

Let me tell you, no name and such are still going to be waiting with their drama when you’re finished. You will be able to resume your quarreling. I give you no worries about that.

Stop procrastinating.

I know we all are guilty of it. 4 am or not, get out of bed and write. You may not want to, but if you dream of being a writer you better make it happen. It takes sacrifice and dedication.

Do write everything down.

Get an idea. Repeat it in your head until you find a piece of paper. Jot the idea in the notes app on your phone. Find a napkin. Find a book. A cup. Something! And get that idea down. Once it’s gone, it may really be gone.

Rejection blues.

We all get it. I’ve been there, already done that. Try, try again, scream a little bit. Cry a flood, but swim back to shore and get back on your way. Rejection is horrible. Embrace it. Believe in your work. Don’t let your dream die.

Don’t listen to naysayers.

People are programmed with negativity so if they’re not giving you constructive criticism, is it worth your time?

Congratulations! You now know how to actually avoid writing blocks!

Remember, as a writer different is good. Be unusual. Be quite crazy if you choose to. Test the lengths of your own imagination. After all it is your story, make it whatever you want it to be. Have a little fun, find yourself along the way. You won’t regret it.

Now Go Write!



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