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Come Hell or High Water, I shall write!

I commit to creating without regard for conditions.

I am willing to write poorly for the sake of writing well.

When I lack the “right” words to say, the “wrong” ones will have to suffice.

When my loftiest thoughts forsake me, I will work with the mind that I actually have rather than the one I wish I possessed.

Inspiration be damned!

I am a writer. I write.

Writing is not a mood.

Writing is a proactive process and I, alone, am the catalyst by which this process is initiated, carried forward, and completed.

The Muse may tarry, but I will not.

When she decides to join me, should I be graced with her presence at all, she will find me where all the other writers are: doing the work.

I may write my best when I am inspired.

I may write my worst when I am not.

But whether inspired or otherwise, I shall write.

For better or for worse, I commit to creating.

T.K. Coleman

Note: This affirmation is inspired by an excellent blog post from Seth Godin on “writer’s block” and how to defeat it. I first read this post over a year ago. Since then, I have never suffered from writer’s block. Thanks, Seth. This posts is a short read, but these are some pretty powerful and practical insights for anyone who struggles with writing in particular, or creating in general. I hope you enjoy it too. The link is below. Cheers, T.K.

Talker’s block

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  1. Howdy do Uncle Brother! 😀
    Always enjoy your inspired posts! … Love the title you gave this one!
    You said … “I am willing to write poorly for the sake of writing well.” … LoL!, ’cause, you’re at the level where your ‘poor’ writing is really, really good!
    Your friend Seth says, on the last line of his blog … “Write like you talk. Often.”… love that!
    I’m tossing my hat into the ring with this … as the expression goes, ‘a picture is worth a thousand words’ …
    Love ya! … Carol 😀 <3 (a.k.a. Christmas)

  2. Hi T.K.

    Very true. Writers usually read a great deal too. Like the best painters, they study the masters
    and through practice, develop their own individual style. I find there are more and more good
    writers out there, which is very heartening. An evolution of words.

    We can see it in print, and with the advance of this fantastic computer age, e-books, blogs, etc.

    I believe that we are better readers too, when we write more. Mutual affinity?

    Some of the greatest directors, Spielberg, Kubrick, Lucas, etal, studied another great director, David Lean. (Bridge on the River Kwai, Lawrence of Arabia…) Lean would flinch with every criticism and paralyze with perfectionism. This greatly reduced his productivity, so we are sadly
    missing other great movies he could have dazzled us with. (Lean is Spielberg’s favorite director.)

    Spielberg in particular struggled with this and learned from Lean.) Just go and make the best movie you can and don’t expect them all to be blockbusters. Perfect your craft. Yes, he made
    “1941” and “Always”, but he also made ET, Schindler’s List, Saving Private Ryan, Lincoln…

    And the whole world could see his work, good or not, up on the big screen. Takes courage to
    be creative. And again, only the mediocre are always at their best.

    There are life lessons here for all of us.



  3. To continue … on writing … love how this is expressed … thought you’d enjoy 😀

    “Each word carries the vibration of your personal power and intention. These word/sound vibrations, infused and partnered with the force of your emotional expression, interface with the quantum field of all possibilities and bring forth what has been offered. We invite you to own this awareness and power from your multidimensional perception. This truly is how the act of creation works and you know this in your deepest self.”

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