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Luke Matthews

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An unabashed geek, Luke is a fervent reader, cinephile, gamer, and comic book fan, and he has been an avid poker player since his early twenties. A life filled with so many hobbies doesn’t lend itself to easy devotion to a craft, but when the beginnings of CONSTRUCT found the page, those words pulled him inexorably toward writing, now the primary passion in his life.

Luke lives in the Pacific Northwest with his wife, three cats, and a rambunctious German wirehaired pointer. You can find more of his words on his blog at geekelite.geekerific.com, or listen to him babble on about comic books on the Trade Secrets Podcast at Geekerific.com.

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Luke Matthews I honestly don't believe in writer's block. The hesitation that is commonly referred to as writer's block comes from writers being too prissy about…moreI honestly don't believe in writer's block. The hesitation that is commonly referred to as writer's block comes from writers being too prissy about what they put down on paper. There's always *an* idea there... *Some* idea. "Writer's Block" happens when a writer refuses to put an idea down on paper because they are pre-judging its quality without thinking about the later revision process.

So, I deal with "writer's block" by writing. I put all my shit ideas down, just to get word count. To get to the next step. The best possible inspiration for fixing crap writing comes from continuing to write and letting the flow of the story tell you what you *should have* done. At that point, you go back and fix it.

But "Writer's Block", in the traditional sense of the term, is a bullshit excuse that writers use to make themselves feel better about not writing. (less)
Luke Matthews Write. Write it the fuck down. Write.

It's the same advice you'll get almost anywhere on the internet, but the most important part about writing is,…more
Write. Write it the fuck down. Write.

It's the same advice you'll get almost anywhere on the internet, but the most important part about writing is, well, writing. Don't worry about the quality of first drafts. The first thing you write down is (almost) always going to be shit. Writing is all about editing and revision.

The hardest part of writing is motivating yourself to actually write that garbage first draft. It's hard to get pumped to write something you know well be crap, but without it you have nothing to polish, nothing to revise.

So just write.

Write.(less)
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