April 12, 2012

writers aren't the only ones

perusing art journaling sites, i came across this great post called "How to Kill Your Innate Creativity" by paper artist Debra Cooper.  it was a good reminder of how we can kill our writing.

How to Sabotage Your Writing (all of which i've done)

-- spend all your writing time thinking about writing, buying books about writing, and coming up up with new stories but never write.

-- compare your story to everyone else's (and wonder if it will fit into the market - whatever that is).

-- try to keep everyone else in mind when you write instead of keeping yourself in mind.

-- think about all the negative reviews and critiques and never remember the positive feedback.

-- believe that everything you write should be great.

-- expect that you'll find your plot in the first draft and try to make the first draft perfect.

-- expect that writing will be easy and that there will be no resistance.

2 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

If it has to do with perfection, I'm guilty!

Donna Hole said...

Yeah, I've had all these thoughts and procrastination techniques.

Have a good day Michelle.

......dhole