Talking About Writing Isn’t a Substitute for Actually Writing

Check out this post from the Novelty Revisions blog that reminds us Talking About Writing Isn’t a Substitute for Actually Writing

Meg Dowell Writes

I spend a fairly significant portion of my time “talking” about writing.

When I started this blog 11 (!) years ago, I suppose I had several reasons for doing so — one of them being that, as I understood it at the time, authors had blogs. And if I wanted to be like my favorite authors someday, my best bet was to start posting on a blog. (This was 2009 and I was a little “late” to the game in many ways, but still, no regrets.)

Another reason I decided to start “talking” (writing) about writing was that I am a problem-solver, and the best way I solve problems is by writing about them. At the time, my blog didn’t serve the purpose it does now. It wasn’t “really” for other people. It very quickly became a blog other writers could benefit from, but at first, I really just posted…

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