It’s definitely a love-hate thing for me. I looove to gobble up well-crafted words on a page. Great writing is my soul crack. I can’t stop. The right words, in the right order, from the right person, at the right time = pure ecstasy. And I’m always ready for my next hit.
But when it’s time to write those words for other people? That’s where the hate part comes in.
As my fingers hover over my keyboard and I’m staring at a blank screen, a stormy mix of self-doubt, anxiety, and sheer panic rolls in. It’s painful. It’s hard. I sweat insecurity from every pore with each sentence I lay down. And, I keep going.
Many hours (or days) later when I’ve finally accomplished the word-smithing mission du jour, the satisfaction of having written something seduces me to fall in love with it once again.
So when this question came in about how to be a better writer, I was excited to share an unexpected writing lesson from last summer that has definitely, ahem, perked up my prose.
Since you’re likely a writer too, I’d love to hear all of your writing rituals, tips, tricks, and of course, any erotic fiction you feel I should be reading ;). Share your goods with us in the comments below please.
Selling Your Soul. May 12 NYC = Super Epic.
Danielle LaPorte and I spent the weekend together (along with our other maven, Kris Carr) and all I have to say is that Selling Your Soul is destined to be epic.
Like SUPER epic. In ways I can’t even begin to describe. We’ve also got some heavy hitters coming in from publishing, blogging, marketing and philanthropy. If you’re ready to up your game in a major and meaningful way, get yo ticket now.
Loads of lovin’
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