13 Lies Every Writer Tells Themselves When They First Start Writing

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“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” Ernest Hemingway.

That’s what I have been telling myself all this time ever since my fingers began to itch. Trying to fill the monotonous humdrum of life and capture it in your words is the essence of the whole thing, isn’t it?

Writing is painstakingly tough but then almost every writer goes through a letdown, give-it-up-all phase and at times wants to free himself from the shackles of the sound of typing, Googling, synonym-searching, and the endless staring at computer screens. For once, we want our minds emptied of all our running thoughts. But then to keep the ball running, there is a lot of coaxing I do with my inner self. The weirdest lies are the ones we subconsciously tell ourselves. “The heart has reasons that reason does not…

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