Writing 101 – Day 5 – Respond to a Tweet

Here is today’s assignment for Writing 101:

One of the goals of Writing 101 is to tap into new and unexpected places for post ideas. Today, let’s look to Twitter for inspiration. Don’t worry — you don’t need a Twitter account to participate in this prompt. Below, you’ll see five tweets: each tweet is interesting in its own way, and we hope one will elicit a response from you. (Tweets not shown)

So here is the tweet I selected:

As a “new” writer it is reassuring to think that more established writers also find writing difficult. If it is true, as this Tweet suggests, that most writers think it is harder for them than for anyone else, the reason must be that they are held captive by their internal censor and they think (erroneously) that others do not also struggle.

Wouldn’t it be nice if we could trade our internal critic for another’s? Imagine how much we’d get done – instead of “hmmm. . .  I’m not sure that’s how I’d say that” we’d hear – “Great Idea – keep going!”

And I would really like to keep going but it has been a long week and I am going to turn in early and hope for a good night’s sleep.


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