Writing allows you to get your thoughts out of your head and onto paper or an electronic device.
When we write, our goal is to express our vivid thoughts in a disciplined manner. The images that we see in our head must be verbalized in a manner that brings them into a reality.
Look at George R.R. Martin. A Song of Ice and Fire, also known as Game of Thrones was about a vast world that existed only within his mind. His imagination created this huge world full of magic, political scheming, and hundreds of characters interwoven into an epic story.
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I should be writing.
I should be writing something right now.
We’ve all had that niggling feeling lurking behind our carefree enjoyment.
You’re lying in bed. Or making some toast. Or drawing little pictures of your dream house. Or doing something really quite important, like sorting all your books according to the colours of their spines.
Writer’s block. Even reading the words gives you chills.
It’s the bane of every writer’s existence. It keeps us up at night, tossing, turning and agonizing over those few more words we need to put on the page before our book, blog, or report is finished.
But I’m here to tell you something, folks: writer’s block isn’t actually a thing.
That’s right. Writer’s block doesn’t exist. It’s a made-up concept that people tell themselves to get out of writing.
It’s nothing more than an excuse.
Your readers are not your enemies.
Sounds obvious, doesn’t it?
You might think: I don’t think that—I love my readers.
Or maybe: I’d love MORE readers.
No matter what kind of writer (or speaker) you are, it’s amazing how the subtle feeling that your audience is the enemy can sneak in. Once it’s there, it can give writing a defensive tone that is a major turn-off—the opposite of what we all want.