Writers are masters of excuses. We come up with all sorts of awesome reasons we should
do be doing everything but writing. If most of us were
half as good at writing as we are at excusing ourselves, the world be blessed
with landslides of great literature. Today, let’s consider some of our most common writing
excuses, when they’re true, when they’re not, and how to get past them.
2. The odds of being published are too high.
3. I’m too exhausted/stressed/wired.
4. Taking time to write makes me feel guilty.
5. Fiction offers nothing of value to the world.
6. People will ridicule my writing and me as a writer.
7. Writing is too hard.
8. My life is too boring to provide interesting material.
9. I need to learn more about how to write.
10. There are too many distractions.
Tell me your opinion: What is your most common excuse for not writing—and how do you smash it?
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Story by K.M. Weiland