Illustration by Noma Bar
"Hi Ksenia. First, my congratulations to you—I really commend the work you do as a fiction writer and blogger. I've come to read your site regularly and really enjoy your work. I thought I'd reach out because I know you're great at giving inspiring advice to writers and I certainly could use some at the moment. I've hit a bit of a wall when it comes to both inspiration and how best to move forward [...] I've been a full-time writer and editor for about 10 years [...] my ultimate goal is to write and publish more creative nonfiction [...] and while I've started many a project, I've almost never finished, mostly due to my own fears and anxieties and qualms.
My motivation has stalled recently [...] I've found some articles here and there that indicate it can be a good idea for writers to get liability or media insurance for their work as a precaution. I'm wondering if this is something you've done yourself or have come across in your writing? Do you have any guidance when it comes to this area? I had never thought about insurance as a writer (or even a blogger), but the thought of not having it and facing any kind of issue scares the crap out of me, to the point where I'm not even currently writing..."
Thank you for warm words! And yes, darling (who wants to remain anonymous), I have guidance and advice for you. Three pieces, actually.
1. STOP READING ARTICLES.
2. FUCK LEGALESE.
3. JUST WRITE.