Writer habits: day 8- build

Two and ten. Two books and ten other writing drafts. That is what my drafts folder looks like. Words gathered together in sentences paragraphs and half formed ideas. Things I am working on; words I am writing. I wrote about starting ugly, about the need to simply begin and let the start be raw, undefined, […]

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Writer Habits- day 7: Ugly

It’s hard to start. Each and every day, it’s hard for me. At least right now. I am filled with ideas of what could be. These ideas are good, they are dreams of the books I want to write, the projects I want to bring to life, the places I want to put my effort. […]

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Writer habits- day 5: Prepare

Stall out. Falling down towards the ground at a terminal velocity because there is not momentum, no thrust, no lift. The propellers aren’t moving. I’m still in the air, but only because I haven’t yet crashed and burned. I can call it flying, but really it’s just falling, just the result of gravity. No matter […]

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Writer habits- day 4: Practice

I day-dream. A lot. Usually it’s in the shower that the good day dreams hit me. I imagine what I would do in front of an audience, maybe speaking on the leadership culture (and why it needs to be divorced from the church) or playing my guitar and leading people in songs. I imagine what […]

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Writer habits- day 3: Initiative

Start something. Those two words sit there, so unassuming, so plain-looking. But they are far from innocent. They are a battle cry, a conviction, a revolution within my own thinking, within my own heart. Those two words are the invitation to enter into the kind of life that isn’t made up of dreams and ideas […]

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