I’ve ready enough advice on writing to know that if you want to write, you need to write every day. It seems pretty obvious, but it can be difficult to actually apply sometimes. This article basically repeats this advice but introduces an interesting twist by comparing writing to talking. It’s pretty brilliant.
No one ever gets talker’s block. No one wakes up in the morning, discovers he has nothing to say and sits quietly, for days or weeks, until the muse hits, until the moment is right, until all the craziness in his life has died down.
Why then, is writer’s block endemic?
The reason we don’t get talker’s block is that we’re in the habit of talking without a lot of concern for whether or not our inane blather will come back to haunt us. Talk is cheap. Talk is ephemeral. Talk can be easily denied.
So he suggests taking that same approach to writing.
Just write poorly. Continue to write poorly, in public, until you can write better.
He suggests using a blog or Tumblr type site for this. Hey, I have a blog! Maybe I should give this a try.