I love this piece called How to Be A Boring Bad Writer
How to be a Boring, Bad Writer
Be afraid to say anything weird or unusual. Never learn new words. Always have the television on so you cannot hear yourself think. Take the easiest path possible, in writing and in life. Remember that poetry is always boring, even if it comes from hip-hop or pop songs or old time pirate chants. Stop making people laugh, or cry, or gasp in surprise, or think. Blog everything, journal nothing. If you can’t get the right word in the right spot, it’s best to get really frustrated and give up. Refuse to believe in yourself.