Izzes and Twos

The best writing advice I ever received was get rid of izzes and twos.

The Drive and The Will

The drive and the will to keep going is as personal as personal gets. No one has the key to your journey except you. Embrace your fear and learn to love uncertainty. This is the pathway to beauty. Completing this challenge will secure your dream in this world.

Challenge 1: Photo Walk

Go into the world and take 10 photos of 10 different objects. Write a three sentence history for each object.

Post your results Saturday morning

Things to consider:

The questions your stories answer should touch your audiences’ emotional center. Will they love your object? Will they laugh? Will they cry?

Break a heart or put one back together. It’s up to you. I’ll add my stories to my instagram.

Checking the Inbox

Checking that inbox 32 times a day ain’t helpin’ that spirit awaken. Go into the world, feel the wind, and write some words about it. Share if the mood hits you. Your soul will thank you.

New Places

There isn’t a written review of that great place all of your hardwork is building. You can’t internet search your journey to find out what it’s like and there’s no video, tutorial, or written reviews to make you comfortable with your plan. You’re writing a new road map. You’re going to new boundaries of your own creation. Keep building and keep up the awesome work.

The Honest Truth

By helping others, I hope you discover more about yourself.

The Simple Approach

A few people have asked me what was the most important thing that helped me finish my book. I told them, It wasn’t quitting a job or meditating daily. These things can help, but they don’t keep you in the lab or in your writing space any longer.

I tell everyone, writing is simple, but we make it hard. We enter the page with our to-do lists churning, episodes from our day circulating, and thoughts of how to finish-up and write faster as our goal.

Then we sigh, type in a web address, and forget why we even sat down to make magic and change the world.

Your personal process for writing, your routine or your ritual before you approach the canvas, can prevent this lack of focus, but what truly keeps you going is your love for sculpting new worlds, crafting new advice, and sharing new experiences one letter at a time.

Finishing is simple. It’s a commitment to yourself that simply boils down to your passion to stay in your good place, your understanding that no one is there but you, and your willingness to fulfill your mission no matter the noise, the distractions, or the circumstance.

My first book Dorean Black, is about discovering purpose in a world that is set-up to distract you from what’s really important. There is also love, life is usually about love. You can pre-order a copy today. There’s a link right here, Dorean Black.

Write some words, too. Share them if you want. Love yourself and keep creating a magnificent world.