Writing advice

12 Feb

Hey chicks, I wanted to share with you what Michael Sprout, Senior Concept Writer & Developer, said in the book “The Imagineering Workout” by the Walt Disney Imagineers:

“I’m a writer.  And you want to know what the most difficult part of my job is? Writing.”  

This is someone really successful in his trade.  We are not alone in struggling to make it happen.  No matter your history of accomplishment, it is work.  He went on to prescribe a seven step process that I love:

Step 1.  Say ‘sure’ (in other words, don’t say ‘no’ because you are afraid)

Step 2. Panic (ha ha, no problem there!)

Step 3. Go to the library (not literally…okay, maybe literally, too; more importantly, use all resources at hand to learn what you need to know)

Step 4. Goof around (Vivi, you’re good at this one 🙂 )

Step 5. Go to sleep (no comment)

Step 6. Let it happen

Step 7.  Keep writing implements handy at all times

Good advice, huh?   We’ve said “sure” to each other, and now we’re in it together on a wonderful journey.  Who knows where it will lead?

3 Responses to “Writing advice”

  1. ticklingthemuse February 15, 2011 at 2:29 am #

    And you also know I keep step 7 – keeping my writing implements (my Macbook) around. =) This is really great. I can’t wait to see where we go from here!

  2. charmingthemuse February 18, 2011 at 3:52 am #

    Thanks for sharing, PJ. I’m as good at steps 2 and 5 as Vivi is at 4 and 7. Eva’s really great at 1, especially when it comes to hosting an event. Well, we each have our strengths. Maybe we can journey through ALL these steps through our combined personalities. After all, that was one reason for this blog, right? Strength in numbers. We support each other and those who join in our pursuit.

  3. hostingthemuse February 18, 2011 at 7:36 pm #

    I’m trying to work on the 7 one. This will blog will force me for sure.

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