Posted by: Gwendolyn Huber | June 28, 2017

Writing as Child’s Play

My goal, for the summer, as a writer, is to play. Some of my personal baggage is that I tend to be hard on myself. Believe it or not, that’s not fun and it’s not helpful.

If you’d like to join me in this experiment, here is my plan.

Step One

Agree to give up any expectations of perfection. It just doesn’t matter. If you have to, remind yourself to choose a different thought when fear and doubt show up.

Step Two

Read enough to see something another writer has done in his or her writing that looks interesting.

Step Three

Try it out for yourself in a short story.

You can’t fail. This is play.

There is no right or wrong in play.

Writing is play.


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