It's Better Than the Saw Mill

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The Daily Writer by Fred White

Please stay away from writers who're always yelling out, "Writing is so hard! Isn't it difficult? It's so-o-o-o-o hard! Oh my oh my oh my oh my—you don't understand who hard it is to write!"

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If writing were really so painful, no one would be writing. If the writing process were on par with shoveling molten lava back into a volcano's mouth, there wouldn't be more writers than there are readers in America.

It might be a good idea to get a job, such as roofing, laying sod, or digging ditches. You only need to work such a job for a couple weeks before you go back to sitting in a chair in front of a computer screen, thinking, Writing isn't all that hard. Man, I'm glad I'm writing, instead of cutting my fingers off a the saw mill.

And never ever get a job at a coffee shop where people buy one cup of coffee and spend six hours at a table, writing their poems. You cannot grow with having two free planted firmly in nutrient-lacking soil.