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Caught in a trap!

Friday, December 18th, 2009

This was written in response to this week’s writing prompt.  Enjoy!

Next week’s writing prompt (character): Santa Claus

Many writers find themselves caught in the trap of waiting for the perfect time to write.

Don’t wait.

Write now.

Right now.

The problem with waiting is that, once you start, it’s hard to stop.  Minutes turn into hours, hours to days, and before you know it, years have passed since the last time you sat down to write something new.

Actually, come to think of it, not writing is like not exercising.

  • Once you stop writing, it’s hard to start again.
  • The more you write, the easier it is.
  • Writing every day will make you a stronger writer.
  • You might not see results right away, but keep at it.  After a month, if you look back at what you wrote, you’ll see a noticeable difference.

Even if you feel like you have no time, try writing something for 15 minutes every day.  Take a few moments just before going to sleep, or right after you wake up, to create something new.  Write a response to next week’s writing prompt (Santa Clause!), and post it in the forum.

Most of all, remember to have some fun.  Don’t worry about getting a full story done, just focus on trying something new.

If you like what you create, continue the same topic tomorrow.

If you don’t like what you wrote today, try something new tomorrow.

Above all, keep writing.  Keep up hope.  And keep creating something new.

Next week’s writing prompt (character): Santa Claus

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