Writing wisdom is a mutable thing. It depends on the person, on the type of writing needed… sometimes it even depends on the time of the year. For example, Sunday I was talking about a Writer’s Digest article I’d read on writing with a “buddy”; today I read opposing advice in The Writer’s Book of Wisdom by Steven Taylor Goldsberry:
Writers prefer this (solitude) arrangement. We are, in fact, like Hobbits, about whom, Tolkien said, “Their elusiveness is due solely to a professional skill.” We perform better that way. Our greatest work for human is accomplished as far from humans as we can get. (p 11)
It does go to show how very personal the writing process can be. So if you’ve ever wondered why the words aren’t coming, if bouts of writer’s block suggested you “just weren’t meant to be a writer”, or myriad other “Writer’s Worries” fill your head… fear not. You don’t have to look far to find some thoughts on the process or the craft or even the business that will be able to help you personally.
The only thing you need to do as a writer is…
And a great way to get started on that is by posting you check-in. We’re already a quarter of a way into this Round of Words. Hope it’s going absolutely smashing for you all. 🙂