The Writing Life
Charlotte Rains Dixon  

Just Write It

As you all know, I teach writing, and I coach writers and I write about writing on this here blog.

There's seven years worth of posts here–over a thousand of them last time I looked–and they all have something to do with writing.  In truth, I don't write a whole lot about the actual mechanics of writing. What I tend to focus on the most is helping people get the writing done. 

And here's a true confession:

The advice I offer to my clients, my students and my readers is one and the same:

Just write it.      Shadow-nike-3912603-h

If only it were that easy, right?

Why is it so damn hard to sit down and just write it?  

If I had the answer to that, I'd be a millionaire many times over.

There's a million reasons why we don't write.

But bear in mind, all you really have to do to be a writer is get yourself to the page, and write one word.  Then another.  And another.

Sometimes the simplest reminders are what propel me back to my work again.

What helps you get back to the page?

Photo by ktylerconk.

0 thoughts on “Just Write It

  1. J.D.

    You do a great service. This here blog is the best hangout on the net for those afflicted with writing flu. I like the picture. One step in front of another. And that Nike swoosh is a nice touch. Surely there are no Duck fans on this blog.

  2. Milli Thornton (@fearofwriting)

    Finding ways to make it fun is one big thing that can get me back on the page. Or, just forcing myself to get started and then I feel the fun start to flow. 🙂

  3. Charlotte Dixon

    “Writing flu” I love it! Well, maybe no other Duck fans–but I got you, a dedicated Auburn fan and I’ll take it. When you guys beat us at the championship a few years ago, I happened to be on a plane with a bunch of fans the next day and I was so impressed with their kindness.

  4. Charlotte Dixon

    Ha! So true! Half the time forcing it is what you gotta do. Because then, once you are in it, it actually does become fun. Amazing.

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