Good books are hard to write. Bad books are a breeze.

And now, an eternal verity. We recommend that you put this on a post-it note right in the corner of your monitor. You’ll see why:

Dear Writers, Don’t Forget This:
by Jon Acuff

If you’re a writer, there’s something simple you need to remember:

snoopy-good-writing-is-hard-workGood books are hard to write. Bad books are a breeze.

Writing a good book is a battle. You fight fear and laziness and doubt. Good books take vulnerability and courage and creativity to write.

Do you know what it takes to write a bad book?

Typing.

The next time you struggle to complete a thought, create a character or make a point in your book and the shadows of frustration creep across the page, don’t forget. It’s OK for it to be difficult. It’s supposed to be.

Good books are hard to write. Bad books are a breeze.

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