How To Be A Happier Writer

  1. Don’t abandon.
  2. Don’t avoid.
  3. Don’t blame.
  4. Don’t betray.
  5. Don’t compare.
  6. Don’t compete.
  7. Don’t deceive.
  8. Don’t doubt.
  9. Don’t expect.
  10. Don’t expose.
  11. Don’t fear.
  12. Don’t forfeit.
  13. Don’t gossip.
  14. Don’t gloat.

31 thoughts on “How To Be A Happier Writer

  1. Love this! Hope you don’t mind if I try my hand at a list of “Dos.” πŸ™‚

    Do stay up late and write while the world is sleeping.
    Do make time for the people you love (not just characters!).
    Do exercise because endorphins are awesome for the imagination.
    Do eat a lot of cereal–carbs for the brain…and just because. πŸ™‚
    Do keep a notebook handy.
    Do observe the world.


    1. Thank you. Of course I don’t mind. Let me add my thoughts to your lovely list.

      Yep, staying up late and waking up early is part of the job.
      Very true. There will always be time for characters and work. People come and go though.
      Mhm. Endorphins contribute to making us feel happy. And I want every writer to be happy.
      Hahaha. Cereal is great for breakfast.
      Carry one everywhere and anywhere. You never know when inspiration might strike. πŸ˜›
      Yeah, that’s a requirement. Besides some observations are hilarious. πŸ˜‰

      There are so many more Do’s and Dont’s. We could do this forever and ever. πŸ˜€


      1. This is true, can you imagine finding a coach for us, we’ll have so much competition, they’ll have to start bribing us, I guess we could always get more ice cream, and then we won’t feel so bad about being corruptible because it was all for a worthier cause πŸ˜€


      2. You have such a complex way of thinking, it bewilders me sometimes. Don’t worry, we can handle the competition. πŸ˜‰ Can you imagine us winning the Olympics after everything we put our bodies through?


      3. Haha! And only you can get me, truly. Thank god for WordPress, otherwise I shudder to think what would have happened to me if I hadn’t found you, I would have probably exploded or something, which will still probably happen but from ice cream, so all’s good!


      4. We’re clearly on the same page. Thank goodness for WordPress and good people like you. Scratch that, awesome people. πŸ™‚ Well then I’m glad I made one less person explode.


      5. Thank you, you have no idea how important people like you are, you know – the ones that stop people from exploding, it’s a messy business cleaning it up and all, you know πŸ˜€


      6. You’re right but I don’t think we will ever be able to explain our stupendous superior intelligence, it’s like a gift that’s unexplainable – it just is :p


      7. Hahahahaahahahah! I laughed so hard at this comment I think I popped an artery πŸ™‚ I know, it’s a cruel world, but the greats are always laughed at before they’re revered. Poor John, he doesn’t know our amazingness yet, one day he’ll be looking back at this comment and going “why, why didn’t I tell them they were the best when I had a chance?”


      8. Oh no, I hope your artery didn’t pop. I’d hate to be the one who caused such an unfortunate event in your life. I couldn’t have said it any better myself. Too bad the chance is now gone. He’s going to be one of many people filled with regret for disrespecting us. πŸ˜€


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