Writing: Arse In Chair!
When I was at school I was lucky enough to be taught by a very popular teacher: Mr Kinrose was his name, and he was a writer.
The story of Mr Kinrose is a sad and all-too familiar one: he had grown up loving books, tried to be a writer, and never broken through. His life had been one of shattered dreams, and when he came into the class room a big load of them came with him. It weighed him down so much that he stooped.
Mr Kinrose was most well-known for dispatching fantastic writing advice: the problem was, a few years later his direct use of language would see him sacked from school for swearing. Mr Kinrose’s thing was that he got fed-up with triers. He liked doers, and so whenever someone came up with the excuse “couldn’t do that essay cos I didn’t feel like it” Mr Kinrose would get in a rage and sit them down and say “the only way to write properly is to actually write, arse in chair!”
Everyone would laugh, but years later I see his point. So let this be a lesson to you: if you’re struggling with writing something, maybe it’s because your arse is not in chair ENOUGH.
Writing – as well as any work from home data entry position – is a solitary thing, so be sure to get out once your day is done. And that’s what spurs me on, most days: I know that once I am done I will be outside and I’ll feel like I’ve achieved something.
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