You’re reading this, so I’m assuming you have a device of some sort. The statistics tells me it’s a smartphone, possibly a tablet, but it might just as well be the crappy library PC. It matters little, you can read this site, access the web as it were, and that’s where all your excuses end.
If you can do all that, then you can write.
It’s so very easy to find excuses not to write. I don’t feel like it, I’m not inspired today, I can’t write here, my computer’s old and slow, it’s too noisy, I’ll write when I’ve saved up for a new Macbook, I’m out of whisky… All those things might be true for you, but they’re not actual hurdles. You’re the one who needs to sit down and write. A new Mac won’t make you a better writer, nor will that distraction free writing artifact you’ve been reading so much about. In the end, you’re the writer, and all those things are just tools. If you lack them, find a pen and some paper. That works too, it’s been proven. And no, you don’t need a Moleskine notebook and a fancy pen to write, anything with a blank papery surface will do.
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