#MondayMotivation – September 11, 2017

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“Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on.” – Louis L’Amour

I know I preach this a LOT (like, every week, it seems), but I do keep pointing this out because it’s SO important. You can dream about the perfect novel all you want, but if you don’t start writing, you’re never going to finish it. Sure, it’s intimidating, sure, you might be trying to write something that’s outside the current scope of your ability, but you never know until you try.

And if you DO start writing something and you realize that you, for whatever reason, can’t do the story justice or write it the way you want to, then table it for a while. There is nothing wrong with stopping for a while (keep reading, y’all) so long as you KEEP writing anyway.  Don’t stop because you run into a roadblock. Sure, it’ll suck to realize that you can’t get the story out there, but it’s not going to be like that forever.

The only way to get better at writing is to KEEP writing. My skills as an author are a FAR cry from what they were one, two, even five years ago. It’s a skill you need to nurture.

So, keep nurturing. Keep writing. Take a break and flip through some of the Writing Prompts in the Prompt Library 1-100101-200201-300 and get inspired. You never know what direction the story is going to take you.

Here’s to a productive week of writing. Don’t forget to sign up for the #MondayMotivation Newsletter by clicking HEREThe next newsletter is slated to land in your inbox next week!

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-Kathryn, the Fake Redhead

*#MondayMotivation quote found on my Pinterest Board: Inspirational Quotes About Writing

Author: TheFakeRedhead

A life-long college sports fan and forever bitter about the country’s east coast biases, Kathryn, the Fake Redhead, graduated from the University of Arizona with a BA in Creative Writing, emphasis in poetry because she felt the fiction studies emphasis was too pretentious. She is currently helping other writers hone their craft while she pursues her dreams of becoming a published novelist.

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