Are you worried you suck at writing? That’s okay, I often think I suck at writing too but that doesn’t stop me. Well actually, sometimes it does. I occasionally become afflicted with a disabling disorder called writer’s block, but scientists have been busy working on a cure. It involves… writing anyway. Yes, even if you don’t feel like it. You see, writing need not be brilliant, poetic or profound. It need not even be entertaining, especially if no one else will ever read it. In fact, you might not even want to re-read your mangled masterpiece and that’s great. Just write anyway. Put onto screen or paper whatever you want. A good place to start is to pick a topic or search online for “writing topics” where you’ll find endless lists of ideas to unleash the Margaret Atwood that resides deep inside you.
Avoid getting hung up on spelling, grammar, or making sense. The best writing I’ve ever done was absolute nonsense which I then published on this blog.