The Bookish Fox

My #1 Piece of Writing Advice

There is one piece of advice that I consistently give all my coaching clients. It’s not sexy, and it’s not exciting. But it works. What is it? Just keep writing.

Does this really come up as an answer all the time? Let’s see it in action.

Q: Am I a terrible writer?
A: Probably, but I am sure you are an awesome rewriter. You can’t rewrite something that isn’t written. Just keep writing.

Q: I am really exhausted, hungry, and sad. What should I do?
A: It doesn’t matter. Just keep writing. 

Q: I don’t have any ideas? What should I do?
A: Write about how stuck you are. Write about how frustrated with your writing you are. It doesn’t matter. Just keep writing. 

Q: My friends and family don’t support my writing. What should I do?
A: Forget them. You are in charge of your own life. Just keep writing. 

Q: What happens if I never get published?
A: So what? Don’t you find the reward in the act of writing? Besides, self-publishing is an option now. Just keep writing.

Q: What happens if people hate my writing?
A: People’s opinions change so much. Look at Van Gogh. Just keep writing.

See? It works!

Have a question? I can practically promise you that the answer is: “Just keep writing.”  

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