Mondays With Tas: Writing Your Truth
The journey of becoming a writer and writing authentically.
Part of writing is sharing your personal thoughts. It is about being authentic and real. It is difficult to put your mind on paper — to be open.
Writing can be exhausting. It is not writer’s block, it is mental exhaustion from attempting to get things done. It’s normal, but society makes it a problem.
When you can no longer write, stop.
There is no invisible rule that forces you to write. Pressure comes from inside and it can stop your creativity. Taking breaks is an underestimated luxury. Forcing creativity is not authentic, it makes it robotic.
The reason that you write should be personal if you want to make an impact. Writing to make money doesn’t work. Being robotic isn’t a problem if that is your goal.
That is the key, decide your goal and make sure you are doing what you want.
Recently, a person shared that their family is not supportive of their writing. It makes them hide it to avoid ridicule. Writing is not a problem. It is a way to express yourself and share a vulnerable piece of your inner shelf.
The next time you can’t write — don’t
The next time that someone ridicules you for writing and following your dreams — ignore it.
You are creative, you are imaginative and when you put words on paper you are being an authentic impactful writer.
Tas is an autistic, queer, nonbinary, person of color that a neurodivergent writer. They are advocates for social justice, and equality, and are scholars of life.