The flash of inspiration will kill you

I see you, staring out of the window.

Waiting for inspiration to arrive from the big blue beyond.

Blaming its tardiness for your inability to work.  

I see you, staring out of the window.
Waiting for inspiration to arrive from the big blue beyond.

Well, buckle up, bucko – the truth is, there is no flash of inspiration.

It is a myth.

Like Stephen King said, “Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us get up and go to work.”

“I don’t know what I’d write about” is one of the most common excuses I hear from business owners for not writing a book.

I understand where they’re coming from… but it’s still an excuse and you can get past it.

I’ve got a new book coming out soon that’ll walk you through the entire process from “OMG I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO WRITE ABOUT” all the way to “OMG I’M A PUBLISHED AUTHOR WITH A PILE OF BOOKS”.

In the meantime, though, read this article I wrote about creativity. It’s about a 7-minute read, and it’ll help you come up with ideas whether you want to write a book or not.

About the Author

Vicky Fraser

Please do share any articles from this site in part or in full — as long as you leave all links intact, give credit to the author, and include a link to this website and the following bio. Vicky is a gin-quaffing, pole-dancing, trapeze-swinging copywriter who writes about the perils and joys of writing, velociraptor training, and running a small business. She writes this stuff on her websites and She’s the author of one book (with two more in utero) and teaches small business owners how to write copy that sells, and how to be more fecking interesting. You can follow her on FacebookInstagramTwitterPinterest, and LinkedIn.

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