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