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Don’t Wait for Inspiration to Write

Writers write!


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“If you wait for inspiration to write; you’re not a writer, you’re a waiter.” — Dan Poynter

You start by doing.


If you want to be a writer, write. Practice your dream. Master your craft.


You don’t improve by waiting. And you won’t become a writer by waiting for inspiration. You improve by writing.


If you’re inspired, great! But if you aren’t, you need to put in the work either way. Don’t stop, and inspiration will follow.


You need 10,000 hours to master your craft. That’s over nine years if you put in three hours a day, every day!


Every day you delay, skip, wait… you’re delaying your dream of becoming a writer. Waiting isn’t writing. Writers write.


It doesn’t have to be the right idea or the perfect story… just start.


It’s a snowball effect. You start with one idea, the next day you will have more ideas, and you will become a magnet for ideas.


Commit to writing daily, and you will find yourself full of ideas for every single day.

“Remember, you don’t have to be perfect… just start writing today. If you wait for perfection, you’ll miss out on your life.” — Marcella Allison