’twas nearly 3 AM this morning when I wrote the lines below:
It’s so freakin’ simple;
not as deep as a dimple.
You can’t draw if you won’t.
And you can’t write if you don’t.
So many people think that writing ability is all about inborn, inbred talent…
I don’t agree.
It’s mostly about the training. It’s about answering the question, “What are you prepared to DO?”
If you’re not prepared to pick up a pen or type on a keyboard, then you can go the rest of your life feeling ashamed of yourself for not being the writer you always wanted to be, but couldn’t because you sat and watched the game instead of getting into it.
By the way, shame is a wonderful thing, when applied with a soft brush. Same can be said of guilt.
As for fear, ah, I’ll get into that another day. It’s a messy subject.
In the intermission, here’s an admonition:
“To become a writer, an emailer, a copycub or an author… you do this…
Writers are what writers do.
This much is undoubtedly true.
Go ahead and boo-hoo-hoo,
and these facts still apply to you.
Get up, get going, get ‘er done.
Here endeth the lesson.
with a lot of help from el Furecat
By the way, el Furecat’s first book of poems, witticisms, one-liners and much more, compiled by MF, is going out circa mid-August. You can place a pre-publication order NOW and save BIG, by clicking on this blue LINK.