Can you make someone write?

  • I ask this question because I've just read the most extraordinary post on a writer's forum, aimed at 'lazy' writers who are apparently too busy doing something else. Like real life, for instance.

    The message, I can appreciate and I'm sure there's some tongue in cheek going on here. The message seems to be, "If I can do it, so can you."

    But the tone is all wrong and designed simply to get attention, in my opinion.

    There are good days and great days, and days when the writing simply doesn't come. On days like that, I do something else entirely. I forget about writing and when I go back to it, I'm refreshed, with the words pouring out.

    Again, the tone may be tongue in cheek, but how many would-be writers need to be told how much of an ass hole they are in order to for them to start writing?

    Maybe a published author who is on a deadline?

    Anyway, here's the nitty gritty.

    Contains strong language.