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How Not To Write

I came across this the other day and thought I needed to share it with you guys.

This is a video of George R.R. Martin (Game of Thrones) attempting to sit down and get a writing session in before the end of the day.

Just like every other writer who is a human being, he gets easily distracted.

This is how not to write, but it’s how we all write. Which isn’t necessarily a bad thing because in the end, we all have written.

I got a good kick out of the video because I do the same thing when I try to write. I surf the Internet, watch an episode or three of my favorite show, play video games, sing way too loud to the music that’s supposed to be helping me focus… I could go on.

I originally found the video on Buzzfeed, so you can check it out for yourself.

Happy Tuesday and may you all get distracted in your writing endeavors today!

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Born and raised in Massachusetts, Rachel Poli is a writer and blogger. She has an associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education and a bachelor’s degree in English Studies. She enjoys writing young adult novels, middle-grade, and children’s picture books. She is currently working on her first novel.

9 thoughts on “How Not To Write

  1. I don’t think negative reinforcement is a good idea, but I do find ‘How Not To Write a Novel’ by Sandra Newman and Howard Mittlemark, an endless source of joy in really bad writing. The only trouble is reading bad prose by leading authors becomes unintentionally hilarious.

    1. I find it funny because most people believe writers sit at a desk and type away at a computer all day long when they do just the opposite. I think the distractions add to the creativity in the end, though.

  2. This is hilarious! No wonder it takes him sooooo long to complete his books. Thanks for posting this and giving me a good laugh!

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