8 Things That Are Not Writing

1.     TALKING ABOUT WRITING IS NOT WRITING

2.     READING BLOGS ABOUT WRITING IS NOT WRITING

3.     DISCUSSING WRITING ON TWITTER IS NOT WRITING

4.     THINKING ABOUT YOUR ARTICLE/NOVEL/EPIC FANTASY MASTERPIECE IS NOT WRITING

5.     MAKING PLANS ABOUT HOW MUCH WRITING YOU’RE GOING TO DO THIS WEEK IS NOT WRITING

6.     DEFENDING THE LEGITIMACY OF YOUR GENRE OR MEDIUM IS NOT WRITING

7.     RESEARCH, WHILE NOBLE AND NECESSARY, IS NOT WRITING

8.     MAKING A LIST OF “THINGS THAT ARE NOT WRITING” IS NOT WRITING

WRITING IS WHEN YOU PUT NEW WORDS DOWN ON THE PAGE, NOT WHEN YOU THINK, TALK, OR BLOG ABOUT IT.

THE NEXT TIME YOU’RE TEMPTED TO DO ANY OF THE ABOVE, ASK YOURSELF HOW MANY WORDS YOU’VE WRITTEN TODAY.

YOU COULD PROBABLY WRITE MORE.

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