A lot of writers, perhaps as part of the ‘suffering artist’ stigma, speak of waiting for their muse to come to them. But Brian and Rekka agree if you’re waiting for an outside source to appear and give you permission to write, you’re holding yourself back.
[Lesson in the pre-show: Keep the matches (and gasoline) away from Brian]
Don’t make Writing a BIG EVENT. Write all the time. Make it a thing you do, not a Thing You Do. Get used to writing when you only have five minutes. Build a habit to engage your brain in writing mode on the spot.
Provide your subconscious mind with the direction to sit down and write every day.
Nathan Barry of ConvertKit, on recent Creative Penn podcast episode, said his company’s motto is “Create every day.”
I only write when I am inspired. Fortunately I am inspired at 9 o’clock every morning. — William Faulkner
One reason I don’t suffer Writer’s Block is that I don’t wait on the muse, I summon it at need. — Piers Anthony
When faced with writer’s block, lower your standards and keep going. — Sandra Tsing Loh