Coming to the blank page
Coming upon a blank page for a writer is either a challenge or an opportunity. These days, at least for me, it presents more challenge than opportunity. The challenges are:
- I ask myself whether I have anything to say to the world today.
- I do not have a good sense of whom is my audience.
- Do I have too much to say, based on taking in too much information.
- I wonder whether I want to join the current buzz or change the subject.
- I sometimes feel as if I am repeating myself.
- Am I tired, or fresh enough to think well and avoid errors.
- What if I feel uninspired, dull or worried about boring my readers
- Writing is both objective and subjective. Which voice for this?
- Will I write about thoughts or feelings?
- Do I feel funny or serious?
Now to look for the opportunities. Are they possibly the other sides of the challenge coins?
- I often have things to say that are well-received.
- Site Meter can provide much info about who reads and why.
- Less time spent and easier work involves cutting back on news resources.
- Opportunity for better work means cutting out unproductive scanning and reading prep.
- The first efforts of the day could be spent on the most important platform.
- Inspiration always comes serendipitously. Writers cannot mandate it for themselves.
- Honesty and being authentic makes for freshness of ideas and perspective.
- Choosing the best voice means making a good match with the subject and with my mood.
- Writing about something about which I care pays off for me and for my readers.
- The opportunity remains to achieve great satisfaction from creativity.
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Carol Gee – Online Universe is the all-in-one home page for my websites.