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Friday, April 13, 2018

L is for Learning to Just Write #AtoZChallenge

#AtoZChallenge 2018 L

For this post, I (Jayden) would like to welcome a guest author from Tupeak Hope - a great blog about patients and healthcare providers working together for the betterment of the patient's care. Here is a quick sample about learning to just write:

Learn to “just write”

Ignore the voices that tell you your writing is no good, regardless of whether those voices are external or internal. We all experience self-doubt or that nagging inner voice that says our writing is no good when in fact it may be fantastic writing.

We are often our own worst critic in a most unjust, cruel and even heartless way. We tend not to treat our own writing with the same level of respect and understanding that we offer to other’s writing that we may read.

Ignore the people who gave you feedback on your writing who have never once endeavored to write anything of their own original creation. Forgive them for the ignorance of the art because they simply don’t know what they don’t know.

Ignore those who may criticize you even if they may also be writers, for every person enjoys reading different types of writing. Just because your friend who writes suspenseful fiction may not like your food blog, that doesn't make your writing bad. I have read some writings that didn’t necessarily tickle my fancy, but the writing wasn’t technically poor or bad in any way. It just wasn’t my particular preferred type of reading material. As writers, we should be kind to one another.

You need to have faith that you can write and that you have put the absolute best effort you could into your writing, and learn to cut yourself the same courtesies that you would afford any other writer whose work you read.

You need to give yourself credit for having the courage to write whatever your preferred genre is, for there are many people who never even try.

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“When the going gets tough, put one foot in front of the other and just keep going. Don’t give up.”
― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart


  1. So true! What a beautiful post. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Excellent. Well written post.

    Today's post on my blog incorporates my coffee theme with the "holiday."

    So if you like a certain horror movie franchise, stop by for a laugh!


  3. Inspirational post! I'm trying to give myself permission to "just write" and quit being so hard on myself for not being eloquent before I've even put down the words.

  4. This post is so relevant to us writers because honestly people can be unkind and worst of all, we can be horribly critical of ourselves. Thank you for writing this.

  5. Happy Friday everyone! :)

  6. I'm working on my camp nano novel and this is so important right now. I keep wanting to stop because it 'just isn't working', yet I know I need to just write it out and then fix it later.

  7. Thank you for the encouragement!I was just lamenting this to another writer.
    Annie at ~McGuffy's Reader~

  8. I have just put up mine for L -- Language, an emotional connect.

  9. L is for Left Behind. Quick tips to help you leave your pressing issues behind you.

    Read Left Behind


  11. Very encouraging post. Thank you.

  12. I agree that writers are often their own worst critics. One of the many things that I have loved about the A to Z Challenge is that it has encouraged me not to overthink, overedit or overwrite. I hope to take these skills into my writing beyond the Challenge!

  13. thank you for this post.. will keep posting...

  14. I wholeheartedly agree. Some writers may be best sellers but everyone has a story to tell even if to a few.

  15. So very true - fine post. Just wondering which of my chattering family will read my debut first after snide comments, asides plus requests for autographed copies. Ignore the voices.

  16. I see your blog daily, it is crispy to study.
    Your blog is very useful for me & i like so much...
    Thanks for sharing the good information!

  17. “Well, you split your soul, you see, and hide part of it in an object outside the body. Then, even if one’s body is attacked or destroyed, one cannot die, for part of the soul remains earthbound and undamaged.”
    – Horace Slughorn, “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” (2005)

    Here's my entry for L: "L is for Lich".

  18. L for Lithe and Lissome


  19. 'Just like a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step', similarly the writing journey must begin with faith and soon we'll be reaching milestones :)

    L for Lalitagiri - a peaceful place you'd love to visit!
    Lalitagiri, Ratnagiri And Udayagiri - Buddhist Heritage Sites of Odisha #AToZChallenge


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