Writing getting over the fear – that is most people’s problem when they start a blog or even contemplate starting a blog.
My Own Experience of Writing Getting Over the Fear
I myself am not a good writer by many standards, just past English at school and in my first job my minutes of meetings were described as “Terse”.
Important point is it never stop me!
I just keep putting pen to paper as they say and produce content, some good, some bad and alot where the grammar sucks!
To give you some inspiration regardless if you are new to blogging or a seasoned pro.
I’m not a writer
This is the first problem new bloggers confront themselves with. Here is quote form Ernest Hemingway
It’s none of their business that you have to learn to write.
Let them think you were born that way
Next on the list is:
I Haven’t Written Since College or School
Again to give you some inspiration that school or college is not a requirement to be a good writer! here is a quote from Flannery O’Connor
Everywhere I go I’m asked if I think the university stifles writers. My opinion is that they don’t stifle enough of them. There’s many a best-seller that could have been prevented by a good teacher
This is how you do it: You sit down at the keyboard and you put one word after another until it’s done. It’s that easy, and that hard
Writing takes me forever
Does writing take you forever? Or do you just need inspiration? Here is some great advice from Stephen King (click to tweet)
If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all
others: Read a lot and write a lot.
The next one is a classic
I don’t have anything to say
You have value in being you! Just be open, be you and put your thoughts to paper, or computer which ever is easiest! Love this quote from J.D. Salinger
What really knocks me out is a book that, when you’re all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it.
I always get writers block
This is a hard one, but you don’t have to start with the novel. Start with a few quotes, some ideas, even the basis of a story line? Speaking of quotes, here is another Stephen King one for you. (click to tweet)
The scariest moment is always just before you start.
Words are hard for me
Me too, just start writing something anything. It gets you started, after all you can always come back and change them, delete them or start over. Even easier with a computer. To some this up I will let William Faulkner speak
Get it down. Take chances. It may be bad, but it’s the only way you can do anything really good.
Over To You
This post on Writing Getting Over the Fear was inspired by something I read on Hubspot. If you struggle with your blog, go read a few articles throw some quotes together and see what comes of it!
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