12 Things Writers Should Never Do, Never, Ever, No Matter What

NEVER.

1. Write all day every day for the sake of writing all day every day.

2. Quit a job to make more time for writing.

3. Quit a beloved hobby to make more time for writing.

4. Give up rest time to make more time for writing.

5. Give up sleep to get more writing done.

6. Say no to friends to get more writing done.

7. Say no to family to get more writing done.

8. Say no to exercise to get more writing done.

9. Say no to healthy meals to get more writing done.

10. Say no to self-care to get more writing done.

11. Say no to creative opportunities outside of writing to get more writing done.

12. Say no to living a long, happy, fulfilling life by always trying to get more writing done.

Writing is important. It’s healthy to set goals and always strive to do better. You should enjoy it.

But it’s not more important than your health.

Ever.


Meg is the creator of Novelty Revisions, dedicated to helping writers put their ideas into words. She is a staff writer with The Cheat Sheet, a freelance editor and writer, and a 10-time NaNoWriMo winner. Follow Meg on Twitter for tweets about writing, food and nerdy things.


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One thought on “12 Things Writers Should Never Do, Never, Ever, No Matter What

  1. Reblogged this on Stevie Turner and commented:
    Here are some more I’ve thought of:
    Never comment on an unfavourable review.
    Never think that you’re going to get rich by writing a book.
    Never take part in writing competitions unless you’ve checked them out via WriterBeware/Victoria Strauss.
    Never expect anything, and then you won’t be disappointed!

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