To write, and to not write

by Carol Blymire on August 26, 2011

in Procrastination

Photo Credit: Paul Warchol


I have a lot of writer and author friends and I feel lucky that, when we’re together, we don’t ever talk about writing.

Like, EVER.

Because we all actually just like to write.  And not talk about it.  I think if any of us used the word “process” we would be smacked upside the head.  Or mocked mercilessly.

I don’t really like to talk about my writing because:

a) I’d rather be writing than talking about it; and

b) see a).

That said, I’ve happened upon some lovely and fun posts lately that talk about writing — and what we do to AVOID writing — and thought I’d share them with you today, if you’re so inclined to read them:

Molly Wizenberg; How we do what we do

Tara Austen Weaver: On Writing

Author Sloane Crosley paints bookshelves to avoid writing.


And, while we’re at it, there are two great books about writing I think everyone should own:

A lot of people swear by Anne Lamott’s Bird By Bird.  I find three chapters in that book incredibly compelling: Short Assignments, Shitty First Drafts, and Perfectionism.   Worth buying it just for those chapters.

Enjoy your weekend….

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