Natalie Goldberg and Three Things
I think one of the questions writers’ get most often is simply “How?” How do you write a book? A short story? How do you write every day? How do you get ‘good’, whatever that means?
In her beautiful book, Writing Down the Bones, Natalie Goldberg lays out three (well, four) things that a good writer needs to do: read, listen, write, and don’t think too much.
I love it.
I love this list because it’s made up of deceptively simple things that are so hard, but that everyone could do. It’s achievable for all of us. Everyone can be a writer — it’s that easy and it’s that hard. Read, listen, and write (and don’t think too hard about any of those activities).
LESSON LEARNED: TRUST YOUR INNER VOICE. DON’T OVERTHINK YOUR OWN WORK.