I is for I Don't Know

They say write what you know. I read a twist on that last week in a blog titled: Steal Like an Artist. The author says write what you love. Both are right, I think. But the thing is, you could have grown up on a desert island and still have enough material inside you to write a book. Why? Because imagination is endless. The only thing stopping many of us from writing what we know, and what we love, and what we wish we could is fear. The I don't knows and the I'm not experienced enoughs keep us from letting our imaginations dance and paint and sing. If you want to write something write it. Look it up on Google. Write it then fix it later if need be. Don't let—I don't know—keep you from writing what you want to write. Not only are you denying yourself of happiness, but you're keeping stagnant and withholding your gift, your talent. Use it or lose it.

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  1. This is very true. Negative words are an excuse not to develop.

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  2. What a great post. Oh so true. The possibilities are endless when you're the writer of your own story. Thanks.

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  3. I'm with you, Amy! We should write what resonates with us.

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  4. I agree.

    I'm a fellow A-Z challenger and new follower. :)

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  5. Thank you everyone. Great to have you here!

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  6. Whatever interests you, what is in your heart. Heaven forbid if I had to do all the things or go all the places that are in my books. There are just certain things that mean a lot to me. I write about them.

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  7. I always think writing what you love is best! When people do this it shows in the writing!

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  8. 'Use it, or lose it' is very true. Keep grafting, grafting, grafting!

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  9. I you can think it or imagine it then in your own way you know it--it's your perspective. That's the way I've grown to see it.


    Lee
    Tossing It Out
    Twitter hashtag: #atozchallenge

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