There’s a Lot to Love About Being a Writer

The good things about writing that are often overlooked or forgotten

Toby Hazlewood
Jan 22 · 6 min read

When you remember to feel blessed for being able to do something with your time that’s creative, indulgent and self-directed

When you’re so engrossed in getting an idea down that you forget to eat or drink

When you’re desperate to go to the toilet but can’t tear yourself away from the next sentence, paragraph or idea.

When you fire up a new document while mid-flow so you can sketch out another idea that your existing draft has spawned.

When you are desperate not to stop writing for fear of breaking your flow-state

When you can hear your kids or partner shouting with increasing exasperation as they try and summon you from your work.

When you wake long before your alarm and your first thought is to check on your latest story

When you get an email or even a simple comment from a reader who has been helped by your writing or is moved enough to let you know it with a simple ‘thanks’.

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Toby Hazlewood

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A writer, dad and husband sharing his thoughts, wins and losses to help and inspire others. Say hello at bit.ly/TobyHazlewood

The Brave Writer

The next generation of writers breaking barriers together.

Toby Hazlewood

Written by

A writer, dad and husband sharing his thoughts, wins and losses to help and inspire others. Say hello at bit.ly/TobyHazlewood

The Brave Writer

The next generation of writers breaking barriers together.

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