Seal Matches


“If you hear a voice within you saying, “You are not a painter,” then by all means paint, boy, and that voice will be silenced, but only by working.” – Vincent Van Gogh, in a letter to his Brother, Theo.

Van Gogh knew a thing or two about painting. Turns out, his advice is pretty sound for every medium. Especially writing. If you write, you are a writer: even if you’ve never had anything published, or never completed a short story, you’re still a writer. The best way to improve your writing is to…write. Seems foolproof.

But we’ve all experienced blank days.

Days when the page stays empty, or life gets in the way.

There’s lots of advice out there on ways to get over these humps, here’s my take. Four simple points.

  • Discipline!

If you want to succeed then you’ve got to write anyway, even if it…

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Author: Grandtrines

Like so many people, I am a paradox. I am a politically conservative vegetarian. I am from a Christian background, and still tend to like those values, but am a metaphysical astrologer trained in science who has an interest in the magic of ancient Egypt and a weird belief that some piece of our essence can live on a server. I live in Texas, but like chatting with my international Wordpress pals the best. I learn by teaching. Technically, I am a "Leo," but I am very, very Aquarian with a dose of Scorpio. I bitterly complain about Algol (and Algol personaliites), yet it is the one star that defines me most (other than Regulus). (Which, oddly, makes me an Algol personality.) I am a reclusive lover of peace and quiet who has the Ascendant in the Via Combusta (the most conflict ridden part of the zodiac). I am an incredibly private person with a blog with over 800 followers and 50 to 150 regular daily visitors. I could go on, but I think you get the picture.

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