More permission to write horribly
Just a quick jot to link to this awesome article about fear in writing: I’ve done it, probably you’ve done it. Stared at the screen or page wondering what is going to go there. It’s your internal editor heading you off at the pass, saying “You don’t have anything brilliant to write. Just don’t bother!”
Well, we have to fight that feeling. For every excuse, there is an equal and opposite excuse-killer. Our job is finding it.
Michelle Russell at Copyblogger lists 5 reasons why we should throw caution to the wind and write the Most Horrible Blog Post (or story, for that matter) Ever:
- It’ll Give You Courage
- You’ll Fail Faster
- Happy Accidents Happen
- Nobody Likes Perfect People
- People Need You
Go check Michelle’s article out. Now I have to go write badly horribly. Keep cranking!