Start Writing – No Matter What!

I love this quote by Louis L’Amour:

Start Writing

For many writers, the blank page can be terrifying. You sit down to write and all of a sudden nothing comes to mind. This ever happen to you? To be honest, I rarely have “writer’s block.” instead, I usually have the opposite problem. I have so many ideas racing through my brain that I don’t know where to start. All these thoughts jumble through and when I sit in front of the page wondering how I am going to make sense of it all.

Of course, that wasn’t always the case. When I went back to school to finish my degree, I had writer’s block all the time. This usually happened when I had to write about a topic chosen for me or on a topic I wasn’t jazzed about. Then, I would sit in front of the screen and draw a blank.

However, in both situations, the above quote inspired me either way and that I why I love it. When my mind is racing, the quote reminds me to just write; get all the jumble out of my head onto the paper and sort it out later. If I couldn’t think of what to write, the quote nudged me to just start writing something – anything – about the subject and sort it out later.

Therefore, I share this quote with you as a reminder: Start writing, NO MATTER WHAT. Whether you have too much or too little to write, just start writing about your intended subject. Don’t edit yourself. Don’t worry about the outcome or the grammar or anything else. Just write. You can always sort it out later. 🙂


Tweetable: Start Writing – No Matter What!

How to Use Exclamation Points (and ALL CAPS) Correctly

How to use exclamatio points correctly

There is a blog that I used to love to read except for the fact that it used all capitals and exclamation points way to much. Seriously, every sentence ended in ! or !!!! or AWESOME (or another word that was all capped). The content of the blog was good but the exclamation points and […]

Continue reading...

Just Curious: What is Your Biggest Grammar Issue?

What is Your Grammar Issue

Someone asked me this question recently and I had an immediate answer: commas. When I went back to school to finish my degree, comma splices were my nemesis! It would nearly kill me when I would lose a 1/2 or full point of my grade because of those commas!! There are so many rules and […]

Continue reading...

Using Microsoft Word’s “Track Changes” Feature

Using Microsoft Word's 'Track Changes' Feature

Ali Luke, from the blog Aliventures, has a fantastic tutorial on how to use the comments and track changes features in Microsoft Word. I have been a “power user” of Microsoft products for a long time and use the comments and track changes A LOT, for myself and for others. Still, I managed to learn […]

Continue reading...

Grammar Tip: Adjectives vs Adverbs

Grammar Tip: Adjectives vs Adverbs

A Lot of people get confused by adverbs. Are you one of them? In this post I am going to try and explain the purpose and usage of adverbs. However, one cannot talk (or write!) about adverbs without mentioning adjectives because they do similar grammar jobs. ADJECTIVES Adjectives are words that modify (describe) nouns*. For […]

Continue reading...