Writing Pep Talk

Writing regularly takes diligence…and people leaving you alone. I thought you might need a little pep talk. Here are twelve encouragements/reminders to keep you writing.

12 Writing Encouragements

1. Start by eating chocolate. It always helps to get those creative juices flowing!

2. Get comfortable. Wear your comfiest PJs, grab a cozy blanket, and settle in for some creative writing!

3. Embrace the chaos. Writing fiction can be both chaotic and rewarding. Don’t be afraid to try new things, take risks, and explore new ideas. Who knows, you might just stumble upon your next bestseller!

4. Avoid distractions. Turn off your phone and keep the TV off, so you can focus on creating your masterpiece. If you need a little noise, try some music. I personally have instrumental playlists for battles, romance, and peace to help me get focused.

5. Don’t be afraid to get weird. Writing can be fun and strange, so don’t be afraid to unleash your inner weirdo while you write.

6. Go for a walk. It often helps to get your thoughts moving and can help you come up with new ideas. If you are struggling with writer’s block, check out these ideas to bust the block.


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7. Keep writing. Even if you don’t think what you’re writing is great, keep going. You can always go back and change it later. I often have a word list next to me to keep me inspired. I have several word lists here and in my Writer’s Tool Kit that you get for free when you sign up for my monthly newsletter (it always has free resources).

8. Have FUN. If it stops being fun, take a break, but don’t give up! I often set a 30 minute timer and write in sprints.

9. Dialogue is the spice of life. Make sure your characters sound like real people and keep the conversations interesting. Here are eight tips to make your dialogue sparkle.

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10. Don’t be afraid to be bold. Writing fiction requires you to have a certain level of confidence in your ability to craft a story. Take time to think through your plot and characters, and don’t be afraid to take risks. You may be surprised with the outcomes of your story if you push yourself to think outside the box.

11. Find your writing rituals. Everyone has different writing habits. Find a set of practices or rituals that work for you and stick to them. This could be anything from writing in certain blocks of time each day or having certain snacks or drinks while you write. You can do this!

12. Iterate and revise. Writing is a process. No one writes a perfect draft on the first try. Don’t be afraid to edit, revise, and iterate on your stories until you’re happy with the end result.

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