Hello again, my beautiful creatives, and welcome to another episode of Write On In!
I am your host, Andrew J. Stillman, and today we’re going to cover a topic that is near and dear to my heart:
Writing… should not… be boring.
Like, at all.
So if your writing time is filled with tears and boredom, then we’re going to talk about that today, because writing should most certainly not be boring.
And neither should the YouTube videos you’re watching, so hopefully that’s not an issue today, but that’s a subjective opinion.
At that, without further ado, let’s get Write On In!
Have you gotten yourself stuck?
Maybe there’s a plot hole you can’t get through.
A character you wish would die but wouldn’t.
Or maybe you’ve even got some freelance work you’re just having a hard time getting through.
Blocks happen, and although they can be scary sometimes, I also find that there’s a simple solution many writers don’t necessarily think of:
They’re bored with their own writing.
And that’s a serious thing, because a writer without their words is like the Earth without the Moon, or the galaxy without the sun.
It’s just not a good thing.
Oftentimes, writers attribute this block to a lack of creative motivation, or perhaps events occurring in their personal life that has a negative impact on their writing time.
Totally understandable, but —
What if your writing was just boring?
Don’t hate me for saying it.
I’m not saying it is boring, but I’m just saying, let’s consider it for just a moment.
Hear me out.
If you’re not interested in what you’re writing, then you’re not going to want to write anything.
That motivation you seek won’t be there because you’re detached from the subject information.
Now, depending on what you’re writing on, this could either be an easy fix or a more challenging one.
For example, if you’re writing a story, you might find that your plot just needs a few tweaks here and there to get yourself out of that dead zone.
Same thing can go with annoying characters, too.
If you’re a freelancer, or a ghostwriter, or do any other type of writing that isn’t fiction or nonfiction books, it can be easier to attach to what you’re writing about.
I’ve been paid to write about mold removal from air conditioning systems.
Trust me, it can be hard to connect with what you’re writing.
The thing is.
Whenever you’re writing something.
I want you to think about something.
I want you to think about the fact that you are taking a blank screen and creating something with it.
An empty canvas stares before you, and the letters that have formed inside of your brain that bleed out across the screen as your fingers hit the corresponding keys gives you something of a super power.
You’re taking nothing.
A blank, lifeless screen.
And you’re filling it with life.
Or you’re providing healing or escape for someone who needs it.
Even if you’re writing about things like mold removal, of all topics, you’re providing information that will help other people live a better life.
Or if you’re writing a fictional book, you’re providing a world for your readers to fall into.
And if you’re writing nonfictional pieces, your story could very well changes the lives of the people around you.
You’re a superhero.
Like, a literal superhero.
Isn’t that crazy?
I mean, honestly, if we take something like the concept of “the pen is mightier than the sword” or “the tongue has the power to bless or to curse…”
Then we, as writers, are tasked with just that:
Fighting for what is right, and uplifting those around us.
At least that’s something I personally try to keep in the back of my mind when I’m writing.
And it’s weird because writers and creatives in general have a tendency to be their own worst critics.
And it’s easy to get into your own head and think you don’t have anything worthwhile to say.
But you do.
Because you’re a superhero.
And you literally have the power of creation within you.
So go forth and create!
And if you ever find yourself growing bored with your writing time.
Either make some tweaks, or remember how much of a badass you are.
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