Writing: Reality Check

http://www.buzzfeed.com/jenniferschaffer/being-a-writer-on-screen-vs-being-a-writer-in-reality

This may be more of a comment on the ridiculousness of telvesion than a comment on the ridiculousness of writing, but nonetheless, my bold statement about writing is based on the Buzzfeed article linked above.

Late night writing is not Carrie Bradshaw sitting in her glamorous New York City apartment, cuddled up in her glamorous shawl, calmly typing away on her computer.

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Late night writing looks a lot more like this shirtless, frustrated, anti-glamorous man.

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And writer’s block is not cured by a moment of thought and reflection in a quiet, peaceful room…

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Only a box of Cheez-its, coco puffs, or Pringles can cure this sort of obstacle

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So make sure you actually love to write before you decide to be a writer. You may lose some of your glamour and gain a pound or two, but if you love it, it’s worth it.

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