Here are some helpful writer’s tips from Mitch Teemley. He’s a Writer, Filmaker, Humorist, Thinker-about-stuffer and my friend.

Mitch Teemley

Leap-of-faith

So, what’s the tip? It’s right there in the title, actually, but by way of explanation: Underpinning my previous encouragement to not wait for inspiration, is the fact that a leap-of-faith is involved in believing you’ll have any idea what to write once you get “there.” This isn’t about choosing a topic—there are lots of writing prompts available for that. But once you have a topic, perhaps due to a wonderful/terrifying paid assignment, or an ongoing story or project, what are you going to write when you get there?

Sometimes your leap-of-faith will be a mere hop over a crack. Other times it’ll be a daredevil Evil Knevel dive across the Grand Canyon. That’s why it’s called a leap of faith. Faith means trust.

But trust in whom?

Youm.

If you desire to write, that desire comes from somewhere, and that same somewhere holds the key to what to…

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