Like most writers, I'm a voracious reader. Here's some wisdom from some of my favorite writers out there. Today, George Saunders has this to say: 'We try, we fail, we posture, we aspire, we pontificate--and then we age, shrink, die, and vanish.'
Do you have a favorite piece of #WriterWisdom ?
You're certainly afraid of the power she holds and you do whatever possible in your realm to cease her growth. Alas, you don't know, all your efforts go in vain for they make her stronger and she flies higher, stands taller than ever. Her magnificent presence can tame the beasts of this world and that is what scares you the most.
#authorschallenge2019 day 19
I want you to know I've been there. Sitting in front of a white page, my fingers resting on the keyboard, doing nothing. Much like you, I blamed writers block and decided today wasnt meant to be the day I wrote anything.
And do you know what happened? I let that last for five years. I'll never let that happen again. The problem is "writers block" is just an excuse from fear that what we're writing isnt any good. Dont get me wrong, feeling "inspired" does wonders, but it shouldn't be the only time we write.
This is the point where I start rehashing what Stephen King said. JUST WRITE. Even if you hate it. Still write, because you can fix it all later. You may write some scenes you hate, but you may also discover some things you didnt know before and write a scene that could blow you away, just because you put the words on the page.
Secondly, maybe you need to outline instead of pantsing. 🤷♂️ it's not a big deal. Just do it. Maybe it'll help. Get to know your characters or something. Also, another big thing that may help you is actually reading something else. Whether it be a fiction or non, maybe you pick up on something that can get that lightbulb going for you.