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A 12 Step Program for Stuck Writers

Sometimes we all need to try something new. I posted my first story on Medium today. If you’re a writer, or have ever been curious about the process here’s a sample:


Hi, my name is Becky and I am a stuck writer.

They say admitting you have a problem is the first step toward freedom. Here are the 12 steps to go from stuck to strong.

1. Use your full name. There is no need for anonymity in this journey. Desiring such is a symptom of fear in this forum. Sometimes you have to chase fear away with your words, even if they’re shaky. Use your full name.

2. Make a statement. “I am a writer.” Sometimes we need to decide on a path. The road does not come to you. You have to set your foot down and move in that direction. Saying this is a step on the road of writing.

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This article was inspired by I Am A Writer by Jeff Goins which made me realize that I am a writer and The War of Art by Steven Pressfield which made me realize I may need to fight for it.

About Becky Hastings

I am emotional and logical. I am strong and dependent. I am a juxtaposition of head and heart exploring it all through writing. And in all my mixed-up ways I am loved. I'm here to tell you that you are, too. Just the way you are.

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