He lay in bed or on the couch all day and got rich writing

by Bob Walsh

If I told you about a guy who spent most of his days either laying in bed or on his couch, you probably wouldn’t think he’d amount to much.

A lazy slob. He should get off his a$$ and do something, right?

Well, he didn’t get of his a$$, but he did something: write.

And write, and write, and write some more.

And that made him a lot of money. Millions of dollars.

In fact, he became one of the wealthiest and most famous writers of his times.

And you’d recognize his name immediately, if I told you now.

Now the thing is:

this guy really wasn’t lazy – even though he looked like it. He obviously worked a lot.

And if you ever wanted to stop being lazy, then now is the time to do so.

Yeah, he might have been lounging around all day.

But he got the words on paper. And that’s the only thing that matters if you’re a writer.

There are so many people who struggle with writers block.

And writers block is really nothing but a fear of writing badly.

The truth is: writing crap is better than an empty page.

Because with crap, you can go back and edit it, and make it better.

An empty page just laughs in your face and sucks the juice out of your bones. And if that’s what you’re struggling with, then here’s what you can do: fix writer’s block.

Oh, and who was that guy, spending his days stretched out on a couch, scribbling away, writing his way to riches?

Old Truman of course.

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