29 Aug '15, 9pm

Ideas are Cheap

I once challenged myself to write 1,000 words, every day, as an exercise to improve my writing. I kept at it for the better part of a year, and learned a lot. Most of the writing I did was journal-style freewriting, as well as some exercises from The 3 A.M. Epiphany by Brian Kiteley (a really great book full of prompts to write from). I really wanted to write something more substantial, but the ideas I had were all things I wanted to save for later, when I could “do them justice”. These were my “hole in one” ideas, the plots and characters that would someday make me rich and famous. (Or, at the very least, published!) Recently, I’ve been trying (again) to write every day. (I’m not shooting for 1k words this time, but perhaps I should…) Once again, I found myself holding a few ideas close, reluctant to write them because of my perceived lack of skill. It really struck me th...

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