Monthly Archives: November 2014

3 Reasons Why People Hate to Write

Last month, my neighbors invited me to a party at a “paint bar.” It’s a brilliant concept: Combine friends with a mini painting lesson, snacks and alcoholic beverages, and voila! Everyone is a budding artist for a night. We would all paint a wintery version of Boston’s iconic Make Way for Ducklings statues, based on Robert McCloskey’s classic children’s book.

Having never painted so much as a fence, the idea was thrilling … and terrifying.

What if my ducks looked like something that crawled from the sewer, rather than a family of cute yellow quackers? What if my painting was the lamest one in the class? What if? What IF?

Quacking Up: Our masterpieces

This got me thinking about why some people hate writing so much…. Continue reading