I have blogged for 2 years.Off and on.Mostly off.I was reading a lot .But writing a lot less.
Thinking about writing.Talking about writing.Then I always had something coming up.In this writing and exercising was in the same boat.I spent the entire day thinking about doing one or the other.But always had an excuse.Definitely important ones.
4 months back I wrote 2 posts a month on my blog. That too after thinking for days.
I didn’t think of writers block. Because I didn’t think I was a writer.
But I am a Bengali ,and all Bengali’s love to think they have a few untold stories in them.
Frankly speaking I started writing because my daughter was too young to understand the chatter in my brain.Plus I wanted to give my darling hubby
a break from my rants.
Yes I rant when I don’t have stimulating book,company,events or any thing which my brain can feed on.That’s why I absolutely fell in love with my Blogchatter BFFs .
When you are all looking for the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow , it’s fun to have some company.Sharing the gold is good too.Because it actually multiplies infinitely every time you share.
That’s the same with writing.The more I write ,the more I want to write.
It’s not easy.But now I know it’s not easy for anyone.
The best part bloggers always have fun .Because whatever happens it’s a story right!
Like the time on Nabami, when I was standing in a crowded waiting room at the Sealdah station and writing a blog post on my phone. It’s not my best .But I did it.
It helped drown out the noise ,dirt ,and the two-hour wait standing!Luckily( for me ),my daughter napped on her father’s lap.
Me tapping away on the phone.Rai sleeping.My hubby looking shocked (and a tad irritated ) that I was writing standing in the middle of a crowded room.That’s mad . But you need a little madness to want to share your thoughts with random strangers right?
Once upon a time I read Perry Mason everywhere . I wanted to moonlight as a criminal lawyer.
But decided it was easier to do it in the next lifetime.Law books are something I have never attempted reading.And I read everything.
Maybe one day.The same was with writing.One day.
Then in July I did a Blogchatter half marathon daily chatter for 2 weeks.
#MyFriendAlexa challenge for 1 month in September where I wrote 15 posts in 1 month.Definitely more than what I wrote the entire year last
I am doing a #Dailychatter challenge with Blogchatter again .The best part of this is , I am actually able to write everyday.The 500 word thing everyday is a good habit.Try it.
Whenever I read anything on writing it’s like eves dropping inside famous writers head.
I think of myself as work in progress .The following are a few famous quotes which help me ,when my writing brain needs a little push or maybe a shove and some inspiration .
24 Favourite quotes on Writing by writers
“What a writer brings to any story is an attitude…” John Gregory Dunne
Why you must write everyday?
You must write every single day of your life…You must lurk in libraries and climb the stacks like ladders to sniff books like perfumes and wear
books like hats upon your crazy heads….may you be in love every day for the next 20,000 days. And out of that love, remake a world.” Ray
About writer’s block…
Planning to write is not writing. Outlining…researching…talking to people about what you’re doing, none of that is writing. Writing is
writing.” E.L. Doctorow
You only learn to be a better writer by actually writing.” Doris Lessing
If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.
Write. Rewrite. When not writing or rewriting, read. I know of no shortcuts.”
—Larry L. King, WD
You can’t think yourself out of a writing block; you have to write yourself out of a thinking block.
If you want to be a writer, you must do two things about all others: read a lot and write a lot…reading is the creative center of a writer’s
life…you cannot hope to sweep someone else away by the force of your writing until it has been done to you.
Just write every day of your life. Read intensely. Then see what happens.
– Ray Bradbury
There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed. Ernest Hemingway
Writing is like sex; you don’t have to wait until you’re an expert to begin doing it. ~ Anonymous
A professional writer is an amateur who didn’t quit.
The great advantage of being a writer is that you can spy on people. You’re there, listening to every word, but part of you is observing.
Everything is useful to a writer, you see—every scrap, even the longest and most boring of luncheon parties.
If you wait for inspiration to write; you’re not a writer, you’re a waiter. ~ Dan Poynter
Confused about what to write?
Write what you know. Write what you want to know more about. Write what you’re afraid to write about.
When do you fail as a writer
You fail only if you stop writing. ~Ray Bradbury
Why you should write?
If you can’t annoy somebody, there’s little point in writing.
– Kingsley Amis
After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.
– Philip Pullman
The pen is mightier than the sword and considerably easier to write with.
– Marty Feldman
The beautiful part of writing is that you don’t have to get it right the first time, unlike, say, a brain surgeon.
– Robert Cormier
We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master.
– Ernest Hemingway
What is writing?
Writing is a socially acceptable form of getting naked in public.
– Paulo Coelho
When I was a little boy, they called me a liar, but now that I am a grown up they call me a writer.
– Isaac Bashevis Singer
The first draft of anything is shit.
– Ernest Hemingway
10 lessons I taught myself to write away writers block
#1 Write everyday,everywhere .Sitting standing.Whatever works. No excuses.
#2 It’s a habit and you can do it .
#3 Find friends who write .Not just want to write.
#4 Avoid editing while writing the first time.Write what ever comes to mind.
#5 Your life is your story . It can help someone.
#6 It takes guts to write . So even if no one says so ,you are brave.Don’t stop believing.
#7 Exercise .Somehow it helps me write.
#8 Read ,read read.Then read some more.
#9 Writing is therapy for me.I feel better after getting my thoughts written down.
#10 Writing is a way to keep a little piece of me for my daughter to find even when I am no more
Do you write?
How do you find inspiration . Write in the comments below .
I am taking part in the #ubc #blogboost .This is day 12 post
Ultimate blogging challenge with Blogchatter #DailyChatter
Originally posted 2016-10-16 23:51:50.