Encouragement Pages-05/06/2020

There is no need for you as a writer to ask permission to create. You cannot be subject to this! You must have the wherewithal to work in the midst of doubt, or doubt in the midst of work. Permission is one of those thing which rely on just the freedom of the self. Are you able to release the thoughts of other people as it relates to what you want to create–so you can create?

If you cannot, you will ever wait for someone to grant you the freedom you need to have for yourself–and be dependent on it.

With Love & Ink,

JBHarris

Encouragement Pages-05/01/2020

The second lie writers most often tell is this:

I have no time to write.

This one is hard to pinpoint because being a working writer is a hard thing to be and maintain. So, I get that time is a factor in all things which make writing possible.

But there is time…there is still time to write. You make time. You must make time–if writing is what you desire to do. But this, this here, this is what you must do.

Chase the words, my Oracles. Chase them.

With Love & Ink,

JBHarris

Encouragement Pages-04/29/2020- Writers Lie (1)

There are certain things writers aren’t always honest about. And the things we aren’t honest about–we lie about. The biggest lie we tell ourselves as writers is ‘I’ll write it down later.’

I’ll write it down later’ is the biggest lie a writer will tell.

Why do we tell this massive lie, you ask?

We tell it because it’s easier than admitting we won’t make time to write down what we need to. Which is hard.

Writers, today make it the last time you lie to yourself about what you need to write.

Make the time…before you run out of it.

With Love & Ink,

JBHarris

Encouragement Pages-04/22/2020-The Power Of Can’t (2)

The word can is a verb. Verbs are action words! They usher in all matter of movement and excitement. I love verbs!

The word not negates everything verbs will do. When you put this ugly three-letter word behind a verb–its stops everything.

Everything!

So, when you, as a writer, say the word ‘cannot’? You paralyze your imagination. Be careful what you admit, my Oracles. Writing is hard, but it it is never impossible. You can write–so you must.

With Love & Ink,

JBHarris