The top ten lame excuses for writers not writing

You know you want to write, but…

1. The dishes need doing.
2. I just have to finish this Angry Birds level.
3. The day has a “y” in it.
4. It’s sunny outside.
5. The garden needs weeding.
6. You won’t believe this, but three weeks ago I was kidnapped by aliens and I’ve only just got back and it was, well, so traumatising that I really can’t get any writing inspiration.
7. No reason.
8. It’s time to go to the supermarket.
9. See (1).
10. Can’t be assed.

 Copyright © Matthew Wright 2013

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20 thoughts on “The top ten lame excuses for writers not writing

  1. #6 isn’t an excuse. You can write about the experience. It will both defuse the trauma and it sounds like a kickass story (if perhaps a little overdone by now…)

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