- Waiting for someone to tell you it’s ok to write.
- Put off writing until after the dishes are done, the bills are paid, the lawn is mowed, Game of Thrones is over, you’ve re-watched all nine seasons of Seinfeld.
- Use your writing space for grading papers, planning lessons, paying bills, doing taxes, repairing your motorcycle.
- Never jotting down your good ideas.
- Believing your good ideas are rubbish.
- Judging what you write.
- Judging what others write.
- Comparing your writing with that of others.
- Berating yourself for not writing more.
- Repeating the familiar instead of exploring the unknown.
- Never asking questions.
- Assuming you don’t know how to write well.
- Assuming you do know how to write well.
13 Ways to Sabotage Your Writing Practice