15 Reasons to Write Today

By Edie Melson


As writers, it's easy to find reasons not to write. So today I wanted to remind all of us—me included—that there are also a lot of reasons to sit down and put those words on a screen (or paper), offering some encouragement to writers. After all, it's really just a matter of perspective.

And truthfully, some of those reasons we come up with not to write are the best reasons to write.

15 Reasons to Write Today

  1. Because you’re in the middle of a crisis. 
  2. Because you’re not in the middle of a crisis. 
  3. Because you need to stay in your best writing shape. 
  4. Because if you don’t you’ll feel worse.
  5. Because you have a contract.
  6. Because you don’t have a contract.
  7. Because you’ve been told you’re a good writer.
  8. Because you’ve been told you’re not a good writer.
  9. Because you have a gift ... and it’s rude not to put it to use.
  10. Because you have an idea.
  11. Because you don’t have an idea.
  12. Because you’re young.
  13. Because you’re old.
  14. Because God called you to write. 
  15. Because writers write, and you’re a writer, right?

So who's with me? Will you turn those reasons upside down and agree to begin looking at them as motivation to write? Share your thoughts—and your commitment—in the comments section below!

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Edie Melson is a woman of faith with ink-stained fingers observing life through the lens of her camera. No matter whether she’s talking to writers, entrepreneurs, or readers, her first advice is always “Find your voice, live your story.” As an author, blogger, and speaker she’s encouraged and challenged audiences across the country and around the world. Her numerous books reflect her passion to help others develop the strength of their God-given gifts and apply them to their lives. Connect with her on her website, through FacebookTwitter and on Instagram.



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