Relax into your chair.
Escort your inner critic . . . your editor out the door.
Shed your ideas about what perfect writing means.
Give yourself permission to write the worst stuff possible.
Writing isn’t about talent, it’s about practice.
Creative writing is an act of discovery.
Take a deep breath. Relax into your breathing.
Rather than write for an audience, write from an instinctual level.
Immerse yourself in writing. Let go of your worries. Just let go.
Write to satisfy an inner desire and to go to a meaningful place, that’s all your own.
Go deeper into the recesses of your mind and really write.
Write to get to a powerful level – not for an audience.
If you notice thoughts and feelings that cause discomfort, take a deep breath and exhale. Look around the room. Get up and walk to a window, or get a drink of cool, refreshing water. Then get back to writing.
Write from the well that stores the fears. Let the tears come, let the stomach tie up in knots. It’s okay to write the story that is difficult to tell.
When you are writing, if you run out of things to say, or don’t like the direction your writing is taking, write “What I really want to say . . .”