11 Stupid Questions Aspiring Writers Ask

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Q: “Is this thing going to sell?”

A: Worry about that later.

Q: “What software should I use?”

A: It doesn’t matter.

Q: “How often should I write?”

A: Every day. Every day. Every day. Even if it’s nonsense.

Q: “What will the ROI on this be?”

You are not an accountant.

Q: “Where do I start?”

With the first word, and then the first sentence, and then the first paragraph, and then the first page.

Q: “What if it doesn’t work?”

Do another one.

Q: “What if it DOES work?”

Do another one.

Q: “Why isn’t this as good as ______’s work?”

Because ______ probably has decades of experience, a team of experts, and sponsors. You’ll get there.

Q: “Why can’t I make money off this?”

Stop using that awful c word, and then maybe we’ll see.

Q: Why am I not motivated?

Probably because your environment isn’t what it should be. T.S. Eliot moved away from Harvard and his family to London with no contacts. Einstein surrounded himself great thinkers, then got a boring job so he himself could do great thinking. Picasso met multiple frienemies who he was driven to beat.

Q: “Do I have what it takes?”

Yes. Yes. Yes. 100 times yes.

Provided you don’t quit.

Much love as always ❤

— Todd B

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An optimist who writes. www.toddbrison.com/infinite-ideas

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