All a writer really has is experience
If you intend to write, start to get yourself some experience now
I get asked how I come up with content every day, I read a lot and I’m human so I have experiences
Experience, no matter what craft your in, helps you become better, even if the experience isn’t related
Experience can always be translated to something else and the lessons extracted
Whatever your craft, get some life experience
No choice but to plunge in anyway
– Steven Pressfield
In the authentic swing notes from Steven Pressfield first novel
He talks about sometimes a writer doesn’t know what the theme of a book is before or during writing
But he says that’s fine we just have to plunge in anyway
Meaning do the work and write before you have all your ducks in a row
This is true for anything we do in life
A completely unrelated example
I am useless at the online dating thing
I would spend far too long thinking about an opening line then think about what I would say after that and have this whole conversation in my head before I even sent a message
Most of the time the messages never got sent
But when we do the work
Things start to play out and results manifest
Writing the book the theme unfolds
Sending tbe first message the conversation starts
Putting a few quid in a savings account and before you know it you have a nice little some
Whatever you do, you have to plunge in without the answers
A new page.
Every single day is a blank piece of paper.
You are your pen.
How are you going to write your day?
Are you just going to copy yesterday’s page
or are you going to write the best page you have ever written.