Cure for the Common Writer

27 Sep 2011

Seth Godin has a helpful tip for struggling wordsmiths:

Writer’s block isn’t hard to cure.

Just write poorly. Continue to write poorly, in public, until you can write better.

I agree with the sentiment: just write. Put pen to page and make words appear. Do this until your hand hurts and you do not want to write anymore. Then write some more. Show everyone even if you are ashamed of it. Show them because you are ashamed of it.

(Via Shawn Blanc)