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Top 10 reasons why people hate writing. Tips how to get started in writing.

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  • 1.CREATIVE WRITING Chapter 2 Presented By: Jheng Reyes

2. In this chapter Discover why its crucial to get in you write mind Learn how writers really feel about writing Find out how to see yourself as a writer 3. WRITING: A LOVE/HATE RELATIONSHIP 4. TOP 10 EXCUSES PEPLE USE TO AVOID WRITING 5. TOP 10 EXCUSES TO AVOID WRITING I DONT HAVE ANYTHING TO WRITE. Everyone has something to write. In fact, everyone has a lot to write even you! 6. ILL MAKE A FOOL OF MYSELF BY FAILING. Actually, just the opposite is likely to happen; people will respect and admire you for having the courage to write that book, article or script. TOP 10 EXCUSES TO AVOID WRITING 7. I HAVE WRITERS BLOCK. No matter how much you may want to write, you may get blocked. Even the best of the best get blocked. So take comfort from the company youll be keeping. TOP 10 EXCUSES TO AVOID WRITING 8. I DONT HAVE TIME TO SIT DOWN AND WRITE. When can you get a chance to write? TOP 10 EXCUSES TO AVOID WRITING 9. IM EMBARRASED ABOUT MY POOR GRAMMAR AND SPELLING. Better living through technology: spell- checkers and grammar programs can help you correct most of your writing problems. TOP 10 EXCUSES TO AVOID WRITING 10. I DONT HAVE THE RIGHT TOOLS, SUCH AS WORD PROCESSOR OR COMPUTER. All you need is pen and paper. TOP 10 EXCUSES TO AVOID WRITING 11. ITS BEEN A LONG SINCE IVE WRITTEN ANYTHING. In chapter 3, youll take through the writing process from start to finish. TOP 10 EXCUSES TO AVOID WRITING 12. IM NOT CREATIVE AT ALL. Millions of seemingly ordinary everyday people, people like you and me, are deeply creative. The proof? Their writing! TOP 10 EXCUSES TO AVOID WRITING 13. NO ONE WILL BUY MY WRITIG ANYWAY, SO WHATS THE POINT? You can write for the pleasure of writing, just as you may jog, cook or garden for the sheer joy of it. TOP 10 EXCUSES TO AVOID WRITING 14. EVERYTHING GOOD HAS BEEN WRITTEN ALREADY. When you write the stories, they become unique, because they are yours. TOP 10 EXCUSES TO AVOID WRITING 15. I DONT HAVE ANYTHING TO WRITE. ILL MAKE A FOOL OF MYSELF BY FAILING. I HAVE WRITERS BLOCK. I DONT HAVE TIME TO SIT DOWN AND WRITE. IM EMBARRASED ABOUT MY POOR GRAMMAR AND SPELLING. I DONT HAVE THE RIGHT TOOLS, SUCH AS WORD PROCESSOR OR COMPUTER. ITS BEEN A LONG SINCE IVE WRITTEN ANYTHING. IM NOT CREATIVE AT ALL. NO ONE WILL BUY MY WRITIG ANYWAY, SO WHATS THE POINT? EVERYTHING GOOD HAS BEEN WRITTEN ALREADY. 16. Bet You Didnt Know More than 2500,000 writers and editors are currently holding staff jobs. Nearly a third of these writers work for newspapers, magazines and book publishers. 17. SCHMOOZING WITH THE LITERATI 18. Fantasy Vs. Reality FANTASY: Famous writers spend their days doing their lunch with their publisher at trendy Big City/Bright Lights bistros. REALITY: Famous writers spend their days writing. 19. FANTASY: Famous writers spend their days making kissy-face with people so famous they are known only by their first names. REALITY: Famous writers spend their days writing. Fantasy Vs. Reality 20. FANTASY: Famous writers spend their days networking with other famous writers. REALITY: Famous writers spend their days writing. Fantasy Vs. Reality 21. GET THE RIGHT ATTITUDE 22. GET THE WRITE ATTITUDE 23. READ: Read everything, not just the type of writing you want to do. WRITE ATTITUDES 24. CONSIDER TAKING WRITING CLASSES: If your local adult education center offers a writing course, sign up! WRITE ATTITUDES 25. SHARPEN YOUR SKILLS: Review spelling, grammar and usage. WRITE ATTITUDES 26. BECOME COMPUTER LITERATE: Learn how to use a computer and a standard word processing program. WRITE ATTITUDES 27. GET ON THE NET: Internet is the great way to meet others writers. WRITE ATTITUDES 28. BUY PERSONAL LETTERHEAD: Get yourself some nice stationery. WRITE ATTITUDES 29. GET BUSINESS CARDS: Under occupation, list WRITER. WRITE ATTITUDES 30. GET WORKING: You cant be a writer if you dont write. WRITE ATTITUDES 31. THE LEAST YOU NEED TO KNOW: All writers feel ambivalent about writing. Some days they love it, other days they hate it. As a result, people make excuses to avoid writing. Not you however! To get in the write attitude, start seeing yourself as a writer. 32. Now, who wants to be a writer? THANK YOU.. JREYES. 33. For your Writing Activity!