Feeling like you can’t write? Give yourself an easy win

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Creative work can be really freaking hard, and it’s really easy to get discouraged and feel like you can’t write. Artist Becky Murphy Simpson shared a great post on her instagram, in which she said: When I have creative block I just draw something that I know.  I try to create an easy win so I’m excited to keep going and take on a bigger challenge When I first read that, it blew my mind a little. A lot of times when I’m feeling down and generally un-creative, I feel like I have to forcibly push my way through. For […]

What is the hardest thing about writing?

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What’s the most difficult part of writing? Actually doing it. Some time ago, a family emergency brought cousins, aunts, and uncles to town for a mix of stress and a makeshift family reunion. Writing was the last thing I wanted to work on, but the further I got away from creating the worse I felt. My thought on repeat was, “I have a lot going on, but can’t I at least write a blog post? My life can’t just stop because I have things going on.” My ‘You’re the Worst’ monologue was on high volume. But that critical self talk wasn’t […]