Wednesday, August 1, 2012

BlogFlash2012/1: Can You Think Your Way Out Of Writing?

August 1: 
Can You Think Your Way Out Of Writing?

Writing can be one of the hardest things you can ever do. I don’t care if you are a bestselling author or just starting out in the business, we all have those little voices in our heads saying “Psst- that’s stupid. It’ll never work. Anne Lamont once said in her book, Bird by Bird, there is a radio station inside every writer’s head called KFKD that likes to broadcast the negative thoughts in you head or remind you of things you have to do that day. It’s main purpose – to stop your creativity. The best thing you can do is to change the station. 
What are some ways you stop the KFKD station from ruining you writing?

10 comments:

  1. The negative thoughts are the ants. You are you. You can't compare yourself with anyone else. You must write and others will read. KISS Keep it simple silly.

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    Thanks,
    Carole

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    1. You are absolutely correct about that one. I think the hardest thing for writers to do is to push aside the negative thoughts. We are our own worst critics and editors.

      I joined you blog.

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  2. Wow, great post, Allison! Sometimes I have to just leave my writing, get outside, and take a walk until that KFKD station shuts off. Thank you so much for taking part!

    Terri

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    1. You're welcome. I do the same thing, Terri.

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  3. Great post! I couldn't agree more - those pesky little annoying and distracting thoughts...

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  4. I distract them with turkey bacon coated in bacon grease and send them in the direction of the outhouse.

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  5. Negative thougths are yuk! Even when someone likes your work, like a trusted friend, sometimes they dominate despite wanting to change the channel. Excellent post! xx

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    1. Thanks Lizzie,
      That is so true. I think the closer a person is to you the harder it is for them to give you constructive criticism.

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