Your Secret Writing Self

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Page After Page by Heather Sellers

To develop your secret writing self:

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  1. Do exercises for writers instead of just reading them.
  2. Stop talking about your writing, how hard it is, what you are doing, and your dreams. Instead, write.
  3. Make a space in your life—a physical box house—where no one can enter. It can be as simple as a notebook you carry around, a special pen, a time of day.
  4. Practice being quiet. Let other people talk. Listen, like you did when you were a kid, and you openly stared and absorbed everything. Be quie. Leave some room in yourself for words to reverberate.