Dec 16, 2012

Writing Is Hard

" I just got a whole bunch of comments in, and I noticed that these—like many I get—are from people who say (in various ways), “Encourage me to write! Tell me I can!”
I’m not going to do that. That would not help you. I would be doing you no favors what-so-ever by doing some empty cheerleading and poking and prodding you. Because writing is hard, and it is NO FUN and PRETTY MUCH POINTLESS if you don’t want to do it. And writing is revision, and revision is hard and often thankless work.
So if you don’t want to do it, don’t do it.

Author Maureen Johnson has a wonderful tumblr post about how she is NOT going to encourage people to write. I totally agree with her. Check out her full post HERE.

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