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Writing is the best app

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I have a brain training app — it’s called writing and it’s the hardest thing I do.

The code of writing is practice. You can’t possibly get writer’s block if you force yourself to publish something every day.

“Writer’s block is a phony, made up, BS excuse for not doing your work.”

Jerry Seinfeld, Reddit AMA

Quality is less important than the repetition — you can always go back and review it later.

When’s the last time you got talker’s block?

Writing is creating. It’s an art, like painting and drawing where the end-game is clarity, abstraction, or intricacy weaved together.

It’s not the writing that bogs down writers. It’s the editing. It’s the painful process of crawling through the brain dump you just took on paper and then polishing it for publication. As the Marines say, “Pain is weakness leaving the body.”

So why write if the process hurts so bad?

“Why write? To write. To make something.”

Claude Simon

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By Wells Baum

Wells Baum is a daily blogger who writes about Life & Arts. He's also the author of four books.

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