by Alison Clifford
A short one today – some help and encouragement for those who want to write.
Starting to write can be scary. I can’t write or who would want to read my stuff are common thoughts, and not only for beginners. Every writer doubts themselves at some point.
There are three things to remember:
1. No one needs to know you’re writing. You want to keep it private? Then keep it private.
2. There’s no rule that says if you write you have to let someone else read it. Heck, even you don’t have to read it once it’s down in words. Write it, move on.
3. Don’t worry about how long or short the story is. It doesn’t matter if it finishes in half a page or in five hundred pages. It will be as long as it needs to be.
If you want to write, don’t let anything stop you. If you decide later you want to take things further, deal with it then.
For now, open up the door to your imagination and let it flow!
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