Something I learned about writing today: Shut your face!

neil gaiman

Does this shirt make me look like a sack of onions? Should I really have spent that much on a cup of coffee? Did I actually just say that?

My life is full of self doubt, and the time I spend writing is no exception.

And though I don’t know if there is any real way to quiet the questions that arise between spell checks about whether the manuscript I’m working on is good enough, original enough, or has enough zombies, I did recently find a nice little bit of advice to turn to whenever they get really loud.

According to Neil Gaiman, “the main rule of writing is that if you do it with enough assurance and confidence, you’re allowed to do whatever you like (source).”

Basically, I’m just going to tell those little bitches to shut up, I KNOW WHAT I’M DOING HERE.


7 thoughts on “Something I learned about writing today: Shut your face!

  1. Use the voices, question them. ‘What would you do in my situation’ the resounding silence will increase confidence. If that doesn’t work then tell STF up! Great post!

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