Day 1

Day 1 writing area

Day 1 writing area

If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read alot and write a lot. There’s no way around these two things that I’m aware of, no shortcut.

Stephen king, On Writing

Step 1 – Set up writing area

Step 2 – One hour of reading and two hours of writing

Let’s write a stupid book

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“just be a writer already!”- Paulette Perhach

So you want to be a writer.  Me too, let’s do something about that.

How to be a writer:

Step 1

*wait a minute. You are probably thinking “who are you to be telling me how to write?” Well I’m nobody and I have absolutely no clue how to do this so you can ignore me and go on your way, or you can join me and we can both write a book.  My goal is to write a poetry chapbook and a book of short stories by the end of this year.  They will probably be stupid, but that is still my right in America.  First attempts at writing usually do, so there you go.

How to be a writer:

  • Step 1- create a writing space, which for now will be a box with writing and reading material, but will become an official space/desk situation.
  • Step 2- schedule a 2 hour block of time daily to writing and 1 hour a day to reading.  This means suspending all other projects like learning to knit, or spending 3 hours a day in the gym, or watching Netflix, or doing the keto diet, or whatever…..

I have attempted to do NANOWRIMO many times and failed within days. So this is going to be a much smaller version. I am going to post journal entries here and pictures of my writing and reading sessions daily on Instagram @genericpoet for a little more incentive to keep at it. It is very easy to skip a day and then two days, and next thing you know it has been 3 years since your last poem.  so enough of that. This is my personal challenge.

If anyone wants to join my challenge add the tag #letswriteastupidbook to your categories & Tags or follow me and comment on my Instagram @genericpoet.  So there you go.  Let’s write a stupid book!!!!!