The Writer’s Journey – 5 Exercises To Get You Started


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  1. Peter Chabanowich

    Many thanks I send you for this delightful post. Being an aspirant writer
    (shudder) I find the stimuli you’ve suggested perfect as a guide for this
    next while.

  2. Jacqueline

    Anthony,
    Thank you very much for the helpful article. I have been lucky enough to have travelled around the world extensively I have seen so much, I have so much to say but I get confuse when I start to wonder in which language should I write. My first language is Spanish and my second is obviously English which is the language I use on daily basis by living in Australia. What should I do? which language should I use?
    If you happen to have any tips for me it will be very much appreciated.
    I thank you in advance,
    Jacqueline

  3. Sharvani Sharma

    Thank you so much for the helpful article. It has come up like that”bingo” thing to me, just at the right time. All gratitude to you for sharing the list of pointers.

  4. Anthony Ehlers

    Hi Jacqueline. You should write in the language you dream in, the language your hear in your head when you talk to yourself, in the language that calls to you. My second language is Afrikaans, but I find it difficult to write in this language because it’s not the language I’m most connected to. Here’s a tip: What language do you swear in when you drop something on your toe? That’s the language you should write in 🙂

  5. Cherie Mitchell

    Good words 🙂 I especially love the piece about always knowing and keeping it as a secret. Thanks!

  6. Jacqueline

    Thank you very much Anthony your last line gave me the answer. I only swear in English. I wouldn’t do that in my language ever. Thanks again. I will start writing today😀👍

  7. Amanda Patterson

    This is a lovely post. Thank you, Anthony.

  8. LuckyLindy

    Thank you. Elegant simplicity in your tutorial, though not always easy to achieve! I keep the notebook, or recorder close…old habits die hard. But drawn to your concept of simply taking it all in, letting the mind and one’s imagination retain the important stuff for later.

  9. Kathleen Fracaro

    Great article! I always keep a notebook with me whether I am out and about or watching tv at night. I collect words, phrases. God gave us two eyes, two ears and one mouth for a reason. Thank you.

  10. Brandy Montilione

    Thank you Anthony. Great post. I am a fairly new writer. When you mention the moment you find the power in words, I got that. I remember it well. What a feeling!

  11. Dhruvaksh Saha

    Hey Anthony, I had a little doubt. I am an 18-year old and I have been writing since the last 5 years. 3 years ago, when I realised that I wanted to make a career out of writing, I gave up many things, like colleges that would land me a good job. In short, I put my career on top my priority list. Right now, I’m getting romantic feelings for a lady, and this is really confusing, for I’ve always thought that romance would be an obstacle to my writing goals. I’m in a fix.
    I wanted to know can I become successful with additional relationship responsibility? Or should I drop the idea of romance and work hard towards my dreams?

  12. Anthony Ehlers

    Hi Dhruvaksh. Aldo Busi once said: ‘A writer has no need of a companian. He should wash his own underwear or go without.’ 🙂 On a serious note, I don’t think ‘living in the world differently’ means going with human love, romance, fun, or friendships. Writing is about following your heart. So is love.

  13. Michelle Wallace

    Delightful post!
    Thank you! 🙂

  14. Anthony Ehlers

    Thank you, Michelle. Glad you enjoyed it.

  15. Anthony Ehlers

    Be sure to look out for the next post, on Thursday.

  16. Amanda Patterson

    I love your follow up post, Anthony. If everybody else hasn’t seen it yet, here’s the link: http://bit.ly/1ER0Ce5

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