Writers Write

Writers WriteDo you ever feel like you need a kick up the proverbial? Do you find yourself procrastinating? Can’t ‘find’ the time to write?

Writers can be guilty of all these things.

Writers do all the things in this image (well – sometimes) and more. We spend our waking day dreaming of people and places and events that are real to us.

We have conversations in our heads with people who only exist in our imaginations until we write them into existence. And we have very real feelings when we do something awful (or good) to one of our characters.

We fuss and worry over grammar and punctuation – and other people’s grammar and punctuation, especially when we can’t think of anything else to write ourselves.

And we surf the internet, make coffee, walk the dog, or read a good book when we’re supposed to be plotting and planning – and writing.

If you’re writing you need to pick up your pen or your keyboard and get on with it.

Getting It Writ

I’m trying to write a short story for the Get it Writ competition as part of the Essex Book Festival 2013. A story in 500 words sounds a bit of a challenge so I thought I’d have a go but I’m not getting very far at the moment. I sit and look at a blank page and then find myself on the internet ‘looking for inspiration’ but in reality reading the BBC news pages, checking my email, or writing this blog. Needless to say I’m not finding the inspiration I need.

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