2021 Writing Encouragement Courtesy of “Disenchantment”

Luci is here to help you finish that project.

If you’re looking for a way to get your new year’s writing started on the right foot, you need look no further than Luci, the helpful demon on Netflix’s “Disenchantment.”

During the eighth episode of the show’s second season, Bean is trying to process the complicated feelings about her family through writing, and Luci, the demon who accompanies Bean on many of her adventures, offers some encouragement. Only Luci says all of this out loud instead of, as is usual, it being our own internal voice.

To get the ball rolling on 2021, below is Luci’s guidance and feedback to Bean. If any of this sounds familiar, you know you’re a writer.

“Are you sure that’s the right word?”

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“We also cause depression, self-doubt, insomnia, suicide and drug addiction; The Writer’s Life.”

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“Eh, you’re no writer anyway.”

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“That’s a good start, but you’re going to need to procrastinate a lot more.”

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“Wow, you should read this guy’s story. It’s a lot like yours but way better.”

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“You know what would really get those ideas flowing? A nice long nap.”

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“Go nuts, you’ve been working so hard you deserve that second cinnamon roll.”

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By Chris Thilk

Chris Thilk is a freelance writer and content strategist with over 15 years of experience in online strategy and content marketing. He lives in the Chicago suburbs.