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5 Things Writers Can Be Thankful For

5 Things Writers Can Be Thankful For


Writers love to complain about their work, but we thought it might be fun to make a list of things writers can be thankful for.

Writing can be difficult. It’s hard work. It’s lonely and sometimes, people don’t even believe you when you tell them you’re writing a book. It mostly does not pay well and it isn’t glamorous, but being a writer is special.

Most writers wouldn’t give up writing for anything. This short list reminds us why we’re grateful to be writers.

5 Things Writers Can Be Thankful For

  1. Always Having A Blank Page. You get to start again every day. You can create whatever you want to create. New worlds, fantastical characters, and dreamy settings.
  2. Being Able To Work In Pyjamas. You don’t need to dress up to write. Relax with your stimulant of choice and write. Writing is a perfect fit for many introverted people as well.
  3. Therapy At Your Fingertips. Writing is a great way to get your feelings out. It can be therapeutic. It can be cathartic, especially if you have a daily writing routine.
  4. The Glorious Love Of Books. Having a lifelong relationship with books is life-saving for many of us. Being able to escape into other worlds – the ones we create and the ones other authors have created for us to read – is perfect.
  5. The Ability to Accept failure. There are very few writers who are published or are successful with their first attempts. Going through rejections and failures helps us learn how to handle failure and try again. (Suggested reading: 50 Motivational Quotes On Writing)

What are other writers thankful for? Please share your comments below.

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This article has 3 comments

  1. Darla

    I’ve been writing since I was 11 years old. My mom used to share my stories with the family. They always laughed. I thought this meant I was silly child. I didn’t know that I was any good. So I’m thankful now. I’d love to write a book. I’ve traveled and have many stories about that. Thank you!

  2. Rakhi Jain

    Amanda I sincerely follow your articles. They are my best resource to review and redesign my writing. In India we have a story of Eklavya in our epic Mahabharata. Eklavya lived near a master archer’s hermitage and watched him coach the princes. He learned everything despite his inability to attend the coaching. You have taught me so much. I feel the same gratitude for you, as one would feel towards a ‘Guru’.

    • Amanda

      Dear Rakhi
      Thank you so much for the feedback and the lovely story. I really appreciate it and I am so glad you find these posts to be helpful.

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