On Writing

I used to call myself a "Non-practicing Writer." No one ever laughed when said this, so I've always wondered if it was an instance of the Dennis Miller Ratio in action or if it simply wasn't funny. I adapted this designation from a favorite Reality Bites line, and by it I meant that I liked to write but rarely ever got around to actually doing it.

About a year ago, a teacher gave me a very simple tip:  Writers write, and writers are read. This changed everything for me. I thought of this today when I read Seth Godin's post on writing, the gist of which is:
Writer's block isn't hard to cure. 
Just write poorly. Continue to write poorly, in public, until you can write better.
The patent implication in almost everything I've written at this site is that I'm figuring things out as I go along. And now, thanks to Seth, I have permission to keep doing what I'm doing. Not bad for a Monday.

Other recent posts have also gotten me thinking about writing, so (hold your breath!) I may visit this again from different angles in the next couple weeks.