Are you writing? Tomorrow at the Write Now! Mastermind Class, author Kelly L. Stone will join us to talk about how to integrate writing into our daily lives. She’s the author of several books for writers including, LIVING WRITE: The Secret to Bringing Your Craft Into Your Daily Life. If you’re looking for tips to make your writing more productive this year, join us at the Write Now! Mastermind class on Wednesday, August 24 at 12:00 PM CDT. The class us free, but you need to sign up at the Mastermind page.
Today’s reflection on Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within comes from writer Stephanie Kilen, pictured below. Read it and write!
Writing Down the Bones: A Reflection.
The piece that helps me face the page every day: “You are free to write the worst junk in America.” —Natalie Goldberg, Writing Down the Bones. Her advice is a close cousin to the great chapter in Anne Lamott’s Bird by Bird, “Shi**y First Drafts.”
Once I learned to take that concept to heart—to just write and not judge myself or think of others judging my work while I was doing it—I was able to write so much more and actually, better! (Not to mention enjoying the process so much more too.) Every other craft begins with rough shape, writing needs to as well.
Your turn. What writing advice gets you to face the page each day? Leave your comment below!
About the guest blogger: Stephanie Kilen has been lucky to hone her craft in newspaper, magazine, PR, script, educational materials, ads and all the other little random stuff out there that needs someone to put some words in order. She is currently in love with and working on writing a novel.