What is writing? A guest post by Michelle Mohrweis

When I was a kid, I used to imagine what writers were. I had a picture in my head of a very serious looking lady, wearing one of those fancy suit dresses and sitting at a typewriter. In that picture, she didn’t move much. She sat still and focused on the writing, forcing out stories through sheer determination.

As I grew up, the image changed.

I met authors. I started imagining myself as an author.

Writing was a passion for me. I loved it so much, yet it was also hard.

The most common advice I heard was to sit down and make yourself write every day. For most of my life, I was sure that’s how true authors did it. If I wanted to be a serious writer, I needed to sit down and write. I had to force the words out.