Ugh.. who wants to write everyday? What a drag. Once you’re writing all the time as if it’s your regular job you might as well just be another office monkey. Creepy, boring, mindless… you know what I’m talking about, and we don’t want our writing to be like that! But if you don’t want to write […]Read more "How to NOT Write Like a Loser: Exercise #4 – Write Everyday"
A sure fire way to be a loser is to have a totally lame opinion. In my original blog post on the qualities that make me write like a loser, I explained that my opinions are always too extreme – everything is either the greatest thing ever or the complete worst thing in history. This makes for boring […]Read more "How to NOT Write Like a Loser: Exercise #3 – Have a Good Opinion"
Nobody wants to write like a loser – not even me, Dr. Loser! We all hope to write quickly, precisely, powerfully, prolifically and profound, not this wimpy, patient, confusing, mundane drivel that brings us nothing but headaches and heartbreak. I’ve arrogantly made it my goal to blow out the back of common writing process problems […]Read more "How to NOT Write Like a Loser: Exercise #2 – Follow the Rules"
Last time I explained the 4 specific factors that keep me writing like a loser and now I’m going to try and correct some of those problems, starting with my inability to write a lot of words. Most writers would agree that in order to revise a bad piece of writing into something good, you really need a whole […]Read more "How to NOT Write Like a Loser: Exercise #1 – Write More Words"