Daily Writing Tip 22 of 100, What I Know

For one hundred days, I’m going to post a writing tip each day. I have a whole bookshelf full of writing books and I want to do some reading and increased studying of this valuable resource. This will help me keep track of anything I’ve learned, and help motivate me to keep going. If anyone has a favorite tip of their own to add, contact me. I’d love to put it up here.

Today’s tip – What I Know

Source – The War Of Art: Winning the Inner Creative Battle by Steven Pressfield

WHAT I KNOW  
There’s a secret that real writers know that wannabe writers don’t, and the secret is this: It’s not the writing part that’s hard. What’s hard is sitting down to write.   What keeps us from sitting down is Resistance.  

THE UNLIVED LIFE  
Most of us have two lives. The life we live, and the unlived life within us. Between the two stands Resistance.

What Steven Pressfield calls Resistance goes by many names. I usually refer to it as The Void of Chaos. Whatever you call it, however you know it (and you do know it) it is the enemy. It is the greatest enemy – the perpetually undefeated enemy.

You can’t defeat it, but you can fight it. That’s the best you can do.

I’m sorry.

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