Two Words A Writer Never Uses!

I Can’t!

How many of us have said or heard the words “I Can’t”. All of us, and everyone is my guess.

 When you say “I Can’t” do you know you’ve just sent a very real chemically relayed message to your brain that tells you to go to your memory storage vaults and back up the “I Can’t” statement with “proof”.

We are giving instructions to the brain. Your memory will reinforce the “I can’t” for you. It is happy to oblige, because it wants you to feel good about your choices, that’s the ‘ol self-survival thingy kicking in! Is this true? Yes!

Everytime you say “I can’t” it’s harder to say you can! Our mind is wonderfully inventive when it comes to all the reasons (rationalizations) as to why we can’t do something. But it just doesn’t hold water, if it did, we would not have survived as a human race.

Now as far as rationalizations go, the biggy today is Time. It is a valid reason for not having the time to do a thing during your days activities – but it is not your enemy.

Time is precious and for many of us it does seem to run out quicker than we’d like it to. But the truth is if you really want something bad enough you are going to figure out a way to get it, aren’t you?

So if time isn’t the problem, but you still can’t seem to get those creative words to come out, relax let go a little bit.

Or maybe you’re at a different place and the words are done but you don’t know what to do next – or it seems so hard to do the next step (like it’s so much more to be done); this final step to realizing your dream coming true.

I recommend the following: Follow you heart, follow your dreams. Discipline is important. Understanding that effort  + action will achieve results. Also research is important, spend a little time researching the “what & how” to do something . Put passion into this as well. Just don’t use the words “I Can’t”, because it isn’t true, you know … You Can!

I’ll leave you with (hopefully a little inspiration! It’s just a little seed of an idea. Some thoughts I would share with you.

Most mighty things – begin very small. Many great achievements were made with very slow and hesitant steps towards a goal. Success happened because those who achieved never stopped. And if they misstepped they still kept going, Perhaps they’d regroup or pause and start over, but they never stopped.


Don’t speak to me about cannots

Don’t try to stomp on my dreams,

I am who I am, and I feel what I feel,

And my words are all there in my Reams.


The Reams of my paper seem endless

My words upon words upon words,

But I’m true to myself and I’ll say what I say,

And do all that “I Can” to be heard.


I’ll never give up or stop trying,

Holding fast so that nothing can ban.

My dream is to write and so I shall write,

I will write for I know that – “I Can”!


 Hold fast to your dreams, never let go, never stop.

Thank you for stopping by,

~ Penny


How to write, a quick lesson



First of all, know that I am not qualified to teach writing.

However, while I am not qualified as a writing teacher I am a highly qualified reader and I’m guessing in my life I’ve read more than most people in the various genres. I’m addicted to words, pure and simple. And my time spent in the world of marketing helped me develop a different set of skills to guide myself through a creative writing process. So, I’m going to pass a few thoughts along to you here today.

Rule oneJust write. don’t agonize over each word or sentence trying to get it right.Time for that later.

Rule two – Write some more. Stay focused on your story and nothing else.fingers walking

Rule three – Don’t edit while your creative juices are flowing, you could stop the flow.

Rule fourJust write. Let your brain do the walking with your fingers.

Rule five Just write. Allow yourself to slip into another place (and time) let your imagination lead you.

Final Rule – If you noticed a theme going on, that’s because there is one. The more you write the more you become a writer. You’ll make many grammatical errors, typos and will want to know much more about the basics such as plot, character development, and so on. But the most important rule of all is to get the words down. You can figure out the rest later!

One additional note, many of the very famous authors that we know of, did not have any formal writing classes when they started writing and publishing their work. It turned out pretty good for them!


Thanks for stopping by,

~ Penny