28 Jul

If You Want to Write You Will Find the Way

You’ve been lying to yourself or worse still making excuses.  Let’s go there.  I’m going to say it how it is.  You need to get out of your own way! 

What Gets in the Way of Writing

Print out the list before reading in full. I made it oh, so easy for you – click on  What Gets in the Way of Writing invitation and hey presto there’s your lovely Free pdf from little ole me.  I’m good like that. 

ACTION STATIONS!  QUICK. 

GET YOUR BODY MOVING GO GRAB A PEN while it’s printing. 

Run to your neighbour’s house ask them to print it out if you still haven’t replaced your in the cartridge or fixed your printer. 

Heck, if you have to, use the work printer when no one is looking! Shhh, I won’t tell. 

QUICKLY – Read the list and tick or highlight the excuses – whoops I mean reasons which apply to you.  Make sure your heart is racing as you read, this is going to be life-changing!

Add to the list any personal additional blocks which you foresee getting in the way writing.  yep, that one too.  Let’s have it! 

SPEED UP.  COME ON.  THIS IS LIKE FIGHTING FIRE.  DO IT QUICK SPEEDY GONZALEZ.  NO PONDERING.   IF THERE IS ANY HESITATION WHILE YOU ARE PAUSING FOR BREATH THEN MARK THE ENTRY IN SOME WAY.  YES.  JUST MARK IT! YOU CAN REST LATER…

What Gets in the Way of Writing

  1. Getting started
  2. Confidence
  3. yourself
  4. Patience
  5. Distractions
  6. Pen or pencil running out
  7. Guts
  8. Writer’s block
  9. Laziness
  10. Literacy
  11. Finding your authentic voice
  12. Self-judgement
  13. Perception of another person’s judgement
  14. Need for validation or approval
  15. Time management
  16. Self-prioritising
  17. Overwhelm
  18. Work
  19. Homelife
  20. Emotions
  21. Procrastination
  22. Taking responsibility
  23. Life Events
  24. Self-sabotage
  25. Fear of failure
  26. Shame
  27. Guilt
  28. Embarrassment
  29. Vulnerability
  30. Memory
  31. Lack of ideas
  32. Too many choices
  33. Environmental triggers
  34. Finances
  35. Being seen
  36. Perceived criticism
  37. Self-criticism
  38. Negative self-beliefs
  39. Self-doubt
  40. Negative opinions from others
  41. Articulation
  42. Forgetfulness
  43. Energy
  44. Motivation
  45. Lack of focus
  46. Exposure
  47. Fear
  48. Perceived rejection or criticism
  49. Comparison
  50. Honing your creative process
  51. Not feeling/believing ‘you’re good enough’
  52. Self-esteem
  53. Confidence
  54. Physical disability
  55. Learning Label (Dyslexia etc)
  56. Intimidation
  57. Depression
  58. Stagnation
  59. Self-discipline
  60. Perfectionism
  61. Boredom
  62. Emotions, thoughts and feelings
  63. Writer’s block
  64. Self-acceptance
  65. Hopelessness
  66. Learning about how to write
  67. Lack of self-belief
  68. Having your written works accepted
  69. Having your written works rejected
  70. Illness
  71. Developing positive writing habits
  72. Not completing what you’ve started
  73. Your inner critic
  74. Self-judgement
  75. Completing things
  76. Finding your writing community
  77. Other – Please list

Well done you!

Now ….

Drum roll…

Rip up the listWhat Gets in the Way of Writing

Turn it into a confetti storm

Shout out loud and proud…

‘’I’m done with that!’’

 76 excuses are not reason enough not to write.   You’ve been lying to yourself.  If you want to write you WILL find the way!  

Now write this down


 Give yourself a pat on the back for making time for you! 

You can have a little dance and ‘Celebrate Good Times, Come On!’ – Just for fun. Oh yes!

Clap your hands together and shout ‘’hoorah.’’

Point to yourself and say, ‘’I AM a Writer!’’ 

Cartwheels, high fives Goddess and Warrior dances  and other extravaganza optional. 

And now we have calmed down.

Let’s get down the business of writing!

This prelude is taken from my third book ‘Write from Your Heart’ due for release in 2020. please do make contact when I can be of help and support to you.  I have a range of personal support programmes, writers workshops and fabulous writing retreats.  

My mother taught me how to read and write. As much as I hated learning the alphabet at the time sitting amongst balls of scrunched up paper crying my eyes out as I simply could not get it right the first time or the next, or the next.  I am grateful for the legacy she left behind. To write from your heart like a bird on a wing is freeing. Soaring above my past and looking back on how far I’ve come.  I invite you, dear reader, to do the same.


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