If you need inspiration, look at Seth Godin. This man meticulously, obsessive-compulsively posts every day.

I don’t know how he does it. I’m pretty good at writing every day. But every once in a while I’ll not feel like it. I’ll get home at one in the morning and I won’t do it.

But he writes every day. He’s beating us as we speak in the writing game. Churning out excellence on a regular basis. I’m competitive, so that works for me.

What else do I do when something hasn’t been nagging me to write on it?

  1. Read first — that’s a tip by James Altucher, author of The Power of No. Reading someone else’s ideas gets you a new frame of mind. It’ll fire off ideas you wouldn’t have considered.
  2. Use the daily prompts that WordPress sends out each day. Inevitably, something will get me firing from that. It might not have anything to do with the word. But the associations one word can make are impressive.
  3. Write a shitty post. Seriously, when you don’t know what to write, resign yourself — this post is going to be shitty. Then get on with it and do it. It’ll only make you better.

You’re not a writer if you’re only writing when everything flows. You’re a writer if you write even when you don’t feel like it.

 

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