TapTapTap. Psst! You! Hey, you! Come over here! I have a great secret to tell you. Don’t be afraid, I don’t bite. Now that I have your attention, I have a something to tell you about writing. You ready? Here it is: There is no secret! You heard me right. There is no secret to writing. Writing consists of picking up a pen and writing down your thoughts, or allowing your fingers to tap across the keyboard. That’s it! How hard can it be? You can talk to thousands of authors and ask them what their secret is to getting a story on the page or filling the screen with words. Simple answer, they sit down and they write.
They might be writing personal essays, an outline for a new story, a novel, or a collection of flash fiction. No matter what, they are sitting at their desk and writing. They don’t whine and groan, saying there’s nothing to write about. A true writer can write about anything. The world is full of ideas and a writer uses those ideas to create their stories. They don’t sit and wait for inspiration to strike; they go after it with a net to catch it. That is the real secret of writing.