Do I REALLY Have To? The Puritan Work Ethic and Writing with Passion by Shan Jeniah Burton

This is what writing is all about.

A Round of Words in 80 Days

Let me start by saying that I’m an American, born and raised on the East Coast, where Puritans had a lot to do with the formation of culture. The Puritans were not exactly known for being passionate about much but their religious zeal (think The Scarlet Letter, or the Salem Witch Trials). Hard work and rigid behavior were the path to heaven; life here was certainly not intended to be fun.

 

Ok, you say, but what does that have to do with ROW80, or, for that matter, writing?

 

BICHOK is a rather famous acronym, in writerly places. Much is said about the self-discipline that writers must have. Often, I read articles and comments encouraging writers not to wait for the muse, but to force ourselves instead to the task at hand,as though writing is a war in which we must win every battle, pulling ourselves up…

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