Reason # 9 Why Folks Don’t Write

There are many reasons folks don’t write. Lack of talent isn’t one of them. Self indulgence is.

Self indulgence can be disguised as other things…writer’s block, lack of motivation, need to take care of other business, fear of failure. These are different nasties altogether. Self indulgence emerges from the mistaken notion that you own your thoughts and emotions and can do with them what you will.

Well, you don’t and you can’t. I don’t either. Give self indulgence a swift kick and get to it. You only hold what’s inside for a finite time and if you don’t write it, it won’t get writ.

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About Mrs. Fitz

Hello! I'm Michele Fitzpatrick, a Chicago writer. Like our town, a work in progress. As a journalist, teacher and writing coach I think all of us live our stories and sharing them creates moments that remind us we're connected. And that is enough.
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