Even if it’s shit. Even if it’s rambly. Even if it sounds like something your nine-year-old niece could’ve written.
It doesn’t matter what you write with. Write with a pen or a quill or the blood from a virgin goat. As long as you’re writing.
Even if you can’t spell for shit, even if you end sentences with prepositions, even if you can’t figure out the difference between an m-dash and an n-dash… Just write.
When the words sit heavy on your heart and churn around in your stomach and cloud your brain, write. Then, more than ever, you should write.
When no possible combination of words will describe the tremendous pain or happiness or anger you’re feeling, write it out anyway.
Write about yourself. Write about your dog. Write about a teenage wizard.
If there’s something really good on TV, write instead.
If your English teachers always said you lacked talent, write to prove them wrong. Write to build your confidence. Write to shut up the voices in your head that say you can’t write.
Write love letters. Write to-do lists. Write goals. Write pain. Write happiness.
Write to your Congressmen. Write to your mom. Write to remember.
Write when talking is too hard.
When your hand starts cramping, keep writing.
Share your writing with your family. Share your writing with your Facebook page. Share your writing on your blog. Or share it with no one.
Write in ALL CAPS. Write in cursive. Write lYk3 tH!$.
Whether you write in English or Spanish or Dothraki, write.
Write because something is beautiful. Write because something is ugly.
Write when you feel like it. Write when you don’t feel like it.
When you’re bored and nothing good is on Netflix and nobody is answering your texts, write instead. Boredom can force your mind to go to really interesting places.
Not everybody in this world is capable of writing. Write because you’re grateful that you can.
Write a book. Write an essay. Write a paragraph. Write a sentence. Hell, write a word if that’s all you can get out.
When things are so confusing or weird or frustrating, write about them. Write until they make sense.
Keep writing because it’s free and it’s freeing.