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13 Excuses for Not Writing

      Welcome all writers to the world's greatest accumulation of writing excuses. The next time you want to have a reason not to write, just pick an excuse from the following list.
 
    1. I'm tired.
    2. I have too much school work.
    3. The Middle is on Hulu
    4. My tablet is dead, and the charger is upstairs.
    5. No coffee.
    6. Dunkin Donuts is too far away.
    7. Baking cupcakes is just a greater priority.
    8. It's too loud in my head to focus.
    9. No one will want to read what I write right now.
    10. I can write when I feel "inspired."
    11. There are so many things I could have to buy at the grocery store.
    12. If I write crap, I'll waste a lot of time later editing.
    13. If I write something genius, I'll never be able to measure up to myself.
 
     As with all satires this post does have a point. If you want an excuse for something, you will always find one. Sometimes writing has to wait, but most of the time, our excuses justify our laziness and sometimes even our fear.
 
     Write something.
 
     Write a caption to a picture. Write a poem. Write a single sentence to a story. Write a prayer.
    When life is busy, it doesn't really matter what you write as long as you write something.
 
     ~Alyson

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  1. I've heard most of these excuses. I think the most common ones out of those are "I can write when I feel inspired" and "I have too much school work." I have friends that want to be writers, but they've practically quit because of these things. Writing isn't always fun. It is work sometimes, but if one doesn't push through then books, poems, and such won't be written.

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