What a great (and very true) counterpoint to my own post today (http://wp.me/p58Czq-cj). Commitment is important. And enjoyment is every bit as important. Thanks to Jamie Lee Wallace at NHWN!
Writing is serious business. Doing it well requires study, commitment, and dedication. There is a lot to learn – form, structure, style, voice – more craft nuances than I can name. “Real” writers sacrifice for their art. As Hemingway said, “There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.”
Sometimes, you just gotta play.
I mean, you don’t want to be this guy, do you?
I didn’t think so.
Writing may be hard work, but that doesn’t mean it can’t also be fun. The trick is learning to approach it with a different mindset. Instead of coming to your writing with the weight of the world on your shoulders, try thinking about your time at the keyboard as a play session.
Which brings me to puppies.
Puppies know how to play. They can make a game…
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