Kootenai River in NW Montana, near Canadian Border

Kootenai River in NW Montana, near Canadian Border
photo by Gene Tunick of Eureka, Montana

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Tip O'Day for Authors #169

Guest blogger Greg Vovos on the daily struggle to put words on paper, to fill the screen.

Show up every day and battle the keyboard. Get the scene down, the poem, the narrative, the entry. The words. Once you have something on the paper, then the real work can begin. Never let fear or writers block get in the way. If you have nothing, then write from intuition -- because you will always have that. Because when the words come, the magic will follow.

Remember, the victory is always—always—the ACT OF WRITING ITSELF.


  1. yeah, just write whatever down. and you can edit later.

  2. I have a couple projects at different points in development. Once I stop flowing on one project I change the music and start on another. I go where my mind takes me. I never try to force my mind to do something it doesn't want to do. The quality isn't as good.
    keep writing,
    matt t. schott