“This is how you do it: you sit down at the keyboard and you put one word after another until its done. It’s that easy, and that hard.”
There are a ton of books, blogs and classes out there with advice on how you should write.
Sure it’s interesting to hear what other successful writers do but in the end it’s not about them.
It’s about YOU.
What I think is important about writing and creativity is that you do it your way.
Writing practice on any given day is like anything you practice. Some days are good but other days not so much. Why you like to write comes from inside you.
Find the structure, the books, the rituals, and the reasons you like to write and use them to better yourself.
You are a unique and creative individual who has his/her own light that needs to shine.
Consider writing as a practice that you enjoy and want to do. Lower our expectations.
I also believe writing comes from a healthy curiosity and a playful mood. We never tell a child how to play. Likewise, we need to give ourselves freedom to explore our own creativity.
If we think that in order to be a real writer that we have to sit down in a chair for eight hours a day when we genuinely don’t like to work that way and ignore the things that bring us joy, we destroy our own confidence, creativity and willingness to grow as a writer, in our own time.
Inspiration goes where attention flows.
The basic definition of a writer is someone who writes.
How you do it is up to you.