Sunday, May 30, 2021

15 Reasons to Write TODAY

by Edie Melson @EdieMelson

As writers, it's easy to find reasons not to write. So today I wanted to remind all of us—me included—that there are also a lot of reasons to sit down and put those words on a screen (or paper), offering some encouragement to writers. After all it's really just a matter of perspective!

And truthfully, some of those reasons we come up with not to write are the best reasons to write.

15 Reasons to Write Today
  1. Because you’re in the middle of a crisis. 
  2. Because you’re not in the middle of a crisis 
  3. Because you need to stay in your best writing shape 
  4. Because If you don’t you’ll feel worse
  5. Because you have a contract
  6. Because you don’t have a contract
  7. Because you’ve been told you’re a good writer
  8. Because you’ve been told you’re not a good writer
  9. Because you have a gift...and it’s rude not to put it to use
  10. Because you have an idea
  11. Because you don’t have an idea
  12. Because you’re young
  13. Because you’re old
  14. Because God called you to write 
  15. Because writers write, and you’re a writer, right?
So who's with me? Will you turn those reasons upside down and agree to begin looking at them as motivation to write? Share your thoughts—and your commitment—in the comments section below!

Don't forget to join the conversation!


Edie Melson is a woman of faith with ink-stained fingers observing life through the lens of her camera. No matter whether she’s talking to writers, entrepreneurs, or readers, her first advice is always “Find your voice, live your story.” As an author, blogger, and speaker she’s encouraged and challenged audiences across the country and around the world. Her numerous books reflect her passion to help others develop the strength of their God-given gifts and apply them to their lives.Connect with her on her website, through Facebook, Twitter and on Instagram.


  1. Awe, shoot! You mean I have to write today? But I’m going to a writers conference...

  2. Super list, Edie! Yes, I'll join you. And I'm going to print this for those times I'm too tired or too awake.

  3. Such truth here. Consciously or not, I’ve given myself permission not to write for all these reasons—except “because I’m young.” Thanks for shining the light of truth on this writing journey.

  4. .....because I'm going to a writer's conference!
    Just not this one. Lol.
    Look forward to learning from ya'll live in Florida in October. :)

  5. Because I'm waiting for responses - which I really don't need to continue - but it's an excuse!

  6. Thank you. I needed that today.

  7. Thank you for the reminder to write, write, write! : )

  8. Hi Edie,

    You forgot, “but I’m planning a wedding! & It’s mine!” Probably the best excuse of my life, but the excuse evaporates in 26 days...

    Laurie Bowrt

  9. Great list, Edie. Yes, I'll join you! That's why I'm here at the BRMCWC. It's the perfect motivation.

  10. Ah, I was just about to put on my procrastination pants and avoid writing today. Thanks for the push to get up and get to work.