Most writing blogs today are inane, outdated, and just generally unhelpful.
I don't know about you, but when I'm stressed or stuck, I've never gone to a blog about character development or sentence structure and been like, "Oh wow! I'm totally cured now!"
Those blogs have their purpose. But they are next to useless for the deeper issues writers are seeking advice for, like creative blocks or feelings of worthlessness.
If knowledge on its own was enough to inspire action, everyone and their mothers would have written a book by now - which proves why writing craft blogs just aren’t enough. Never have been, never will be. And I’ll tell you why:
They don’t speak to the part of you that’s scared.
Writing takes so much more than facts and figures and we all know this. And therefore, it’s not craft posts you need — it’s courage.
"Creativity takes courage." - Henry Matisse
How often do you trawl through posts online, searching for something different, something new, something MORE? That’s not because you don't know the mechanics of how to write.
Most of the time it's because you're looking for permission, to give you the fire to do everything you need to do, to do the things that are burning inside your heart.
You're looking for someone to help you with not just the technical side, but the emotional side, too.
You're seeking practical, but also hugely encouraging advice in the times you feel like giving up on it all.
And THAT is what holistic writing advice is all about.
“Writing is an act of faith, not a trick of grammar.” - E.B. White
So let’s end reading craft blogs and feeling productive without having anything to show for it, and let's focus on what really works.
Writing advice with soul beats boring grammar tips, every time.
Stephanie Lennox is an award-winning author, keynote speaker, holistic writing coach and wellness advocate. She’s also the founder of The Authorship Program®, a 12-week immersive experience that helps writers conquer fear in their creative lives. You can find her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Please share this post: