WRITING TIP #4

IGNORE YOUR CRITICAL VOICE

That voice – your evil friend – will find the most elaborate ways to convince you on a daily basis that you cannot write. It will tell you that you are too tired, that you want to surf the Internet, that your oven needs cleaning, that you are not, and will never be, Hemingway, that your syntax is awkward, your grammar wanting, your plot illogical, etc. In fact, were you to judge your creativity purely on the basis of what that voice is telling you, you would immediately feel comforted! So, instead of acknowledging its presence, and therefore giving it more power over you, get on with the writing and ignore it. It’s the worst thing you can do to it and the best thing you can do for you!

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